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Old 07-24-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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no network interface detected on ubuntu server install


hi, i'll admit the computer i'm installing on is quite old but its the only one i have for this and has worked before as a server. it in reality a HP Omnibook 6000 and when it was new, it came with windows 98se. That aside, i'm trying to set up a webserver but before i can do that i have to setup the eth0 device on it, which isnt detected. when i checked /etc/network/interfaces all i got was the l0 (local loopback). can anyone tell me how i might install the network card on this machine via command line. (yes, i could just burn the desktop version but i'm a very stubborn man. also please don't suggest i "wget"or "sudo apt-get install" as the network card isnt detected and yes, you guessed it, i don't have a connection)

Thanks.
 
Old 07-25-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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I know this doesn't really solve the issue with Ubuntu, but I would try Debian. Ubuntu is based on it, and in my experience it has better hardware support and is more stable. Plus, you'd be able to use a lot of your old .deb software on it if you wanted to. The Debian installer even has a checklist where you can pick what features you want to install.

You can get their 32/64bit network installation ISO here: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...86-netinst.iso
 
Old 07-25-2011, 02:58 AM   #3
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Do you know if the sysem detected it? Does lsmod show a module loaded for it?

Have you tried adding an eth0 section to /etc/network/interfaces?
# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
 
Old 07-25-2011, 06:55 AM   #4
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cycocool,

post the output of the following::
1)dmesg
2)ifconfig -a
3)lspci

execute these commands in the terminal,its better if you try them being root user.

cheers,

Last edited by NM04; 07-25-2011 at 07:23 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 08:21 AM   #5
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out of all the suggestions using the command 'lspci' has been the most helpful. its shows my ethernet controller as:

"00:0b.0 Ethernet Controller: 3Com Corporation 3c556 Hurricane cardbus controller"

i have also entered the primary network interface lines to '/etc/network/interfaces' using pico and rebooted but its still not detected.

when i type 'sudo ifup eth0' i get:

"SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
failed to bring up eth0"
 
Old 07-27-2011, 06:33 AM   #6
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cycocool,

you should have posted the output of "dmesg". It will give us more detailed info so that we can help you. One more thing how did you concluded that your system has detected the primary interface as "eth0" ?

Regards,
nm04
 
Old 08-16-2011, 07:24 AM   #7
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hi, i totally forgot to thank all who helped. i did resolve the issue. it turns out that the computer is just too old and overheats but also removed some out dated kernel interface policies and ran debian when it was cold and entered eth0 into /etc/network/interfaces andit detected the eth0 interface. thanks for the help.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 04:58 AM   #8
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cycocool,
you should mark the thread as solved if your problem is solved.

cheers
 
Old 08-18-2011, 07:07 AM   #9
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ok, how do you do that?
 
Old 08-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #10
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see the (partial) top portion of this thread.
 
  


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