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Old 09-06-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
Winol
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Network Card not recognized and Verifying installation !!


Hi there and first of all i'd say i'm proud to become a new member of the open source community

As i said i'm new to Linux and i wanted to try a triple boot (yeah i know this is not the best thing to do for a first attempt ) .
I succeed in this way :

HDA1 : XP ( )
HDA2 : Backtrack (testing my Lab Network , passing certifications)
HdA3 : Swap
HDA4 : Slackware 12.1

It was hard for me to configure lilo since i don't know a lot of things about linux

Now i can boot on my 3 OS but i can't configure my network card ...
I didn't find any "menu" about Network configuration in the KDE "start" menu
so i tried to do a Ifconfig and i can't see my Eth0 interface ....

How can i resolve that please ?
My PC is a IBM Netvista like (intel controller)

Many thanks for the help


PS : my Backtrack can let me configure my ETH0 not slacks :/
 
Old 09-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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Good work getting your triple boot to work.

If you can determine the hardware and load the module for your eth0 adapter do:
$ifconfig eth0

Then run:
$pkgtool

scroll down and select netconfig to set up your adapter.

Just a guess - please verify before doing anything. If your Intel adapter requires the e100 module or the eepro100 module, they conflict. By default the eepro100 loads first. You may need to get the e100 to load first and either blacklist the eepro100, or comment it out of /etc/rc.d/rc.modules (or rc.modules.local). You could also add a line for the e100 just to be sure it loads during boot. In that case their is no need to blacklist.

Hope this is helpful.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 08:58 PM   #3
masonm
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Welcome to LQ and Linux!

You need to know what chipset your card uses. The command 'lspci' can help there.

Once you know the chipset you can determine what driver module is needed.

Great job setting up a triple boot as your first attempt at Linux, and Slack is a great choice for learning. Very solid distro.

List the output of lspci and we may be able to help you from there. Posting details really speeds up the process.

One small note: exclamation marks in the title aren't cool. Normally I am a bit more, ummm, harsh on that but as the rest of your post seemed quite intelligent and polite that's all I'm going to say about that bit.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
Winol
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Many thanks for the help guys .
First , let me apologize if i hurt someone by putting any ! mark in my title , i didn t mean to be rude

second : here is the result of my lspci on my Backtrack Distribution

03.08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

Edit:
after some google search :
ls /lib/modules/*/kernel/drivers/net

i have to say that the driver is not present (only the 82596.ko is there). So i guess i have to recompile the kernel .... wich i have no idea about how to do


Second problem : network configuration can't be loaded at the start , i have to type the whole command each time i turn on the Slackware:

ifconfig eth0 inet X.X.X.X netmask X.X.X.X
route add default gw X.X.X.X

and i also put my DNS in /etc/resolve.conf

isn't that nice for a first day on Linux ?

anyway each time i boot onto backtrack i need to type those command ... so i checked on G@@gle where can i find the network configuration files

Answer is : /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

Here are the files

/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1

HOSTNAME=' cat /etc/HOSTNAME"
IPADR="X.X.X.X"
NETMASK="X"
NETWORK="X"
BROADCAST="X"
GATEWAY="X"

/sbin/ifconfig etg0 $[IPADR} broadcast ${BROADCAST} netmask ${NETMASK}
/sbin/route add -net ${NETWORK} netmask ${NETMASK} eth0
/sbin/route add default gw ${GATEWAY}



/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

IPADDR[0]="X"
NETMASK[0]="X"
USE_DHCP[0]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]="X"

lines ommited for brievty

GATEWAY="X"

DEBUG_ETH_UP="no"

lines ommited for brievty







Many thanks



Winol

Last edited by Winol; 09-06-2008 at 10:07 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
okos
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First of all try, sudo ifconfig -a
If you see the eth0 interface you are in good standing. It means your card is working and you should be able to connect to the internet.

Unless you use a static ip address you should be able to use dhcpcd eth0 up

Try to edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd1.conf to something likes this.

Code:
# Config information for eth0:
IFNAME[0]="eth0"
IPADDR[0]=""
NETMASK[0]=""
USE_DHCP[0]="yes"
DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]="your host name"
It then should work at boot.

okos

EDIT--------
BTW GREAT JOB in getting the triple boot working and also working hard to research the solutions!!!

Last edited by okos; 09-06-2008 at 11:37 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2008, 10:13 AM   #6
Winol
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not working

I have to reconfigure the ETH0 at boot again
 
Old 09-08-2008, 01:12 AM   #7
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According to this link you need e100 module to run your network card.
I am almost sure that it is included in your kernel.

Your card is also listed in supported nics
http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc...rman/a775.html

Did you try "netconfig" in command line?

So if I understand you correctly try the following commands and no eth0,
Code:
su
password
ifconfig -a
Remember one thing, linux is case sensitive. Eth0 it not the same as eth0. I saw that you did not use the proper syntax and was not sure you were aware that linux is case sensitive.


BTW I also had a problem with my nic under slack 12.1 which did not happen under 12.0. I took the following steps to resolve the issue. However, I am not really sure which of the following steps actually fixed the issue.

1. As a running kernel you are not supposed to use the huge.smp

Quote:
***Other notable changes and hints.***
Use one of the provided generic kernels for daily use. Do not report
bugs until/unless you have reproduced them using one of the stock
generic kernels. You will need to create an initrd in order to boot
the generic kernels - see /boot/README.initrd for instructions.
You should use the generic kernel which I think is on slack disk 5

To compile a kernel see this post or entire thread.



2. Included my interface info in /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd.conf as stated in my previous post.

3. I blacklisted my wireless card to avoid any possible conflicts
Quote:
I Blacklisted the following in /etc/modprob.d/blacklist
blacklist bcm4309
blacklist b43
blacklist ssb

Last edited by okos; 09-08-2008 at 01:23 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 01:17 AM   #8
Winol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by okos View Post
According to this link you need e100 module to run your network card.
I am almost sure that it is included in your kernel.

Your card is also listed in supported nics
http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/doc...rman/a775.html

Did you try "netconfig" in command line?

So if I understand you correctly try the following commands and no eth0,
Code:
su
password
ifconfig -a
Remember one thing, linux is case sensitive. Eth0 it not the same as eth0. I saw that you did not use the proper syntax and was not sure you were aware that linux is case sensitive.


BTW I also had a problem with my nic under slack 12.1 which did not happen under 12.0. I took the following steps to resolve the issue. However, I am not really sure which of the following steps actually fixed the issue.

1. As a running kernel you are not supposed to use the huge.smp


You should use the generic kernel which I think is on slack disk 5

To compile a kernel see this post or entire thread.



2. Included my interface info in /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd.conf as stated in my previous post.

3. I blacklisted my wireless card to avoid any possible conflicts

Hello and thanks for the help

I had a problem with triple boot

I was booting slackware using backtrack kernel (2.6.21.5) , i have reconfigured lilo with the help of other members and it woks

Thanks again for the time spent for me

Anyone expert in double screen under slack ? )
 
  


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