[SOLVED] no network interface detected on ubuntu server install
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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)
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 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" ?
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.