initrd network support
I've been attempting to add network support to my initrd.
From my attempts, I have been unable to get /dev/eth0 to appear after booting into my initrd (yes, I have made sure /dev is actually mounted).
From what I understood, all that is needed to get a device to appear in /dev is for the appropriate module(s) to be loaded.
Through experimentation, I have determined when booting normally (which networking functions) unloading the module pc32net removes /dev/eth0, and loading the module back reverses the removal of /dev/eth0.
I have ensured that this module (and its dependency 'mii') are loaded when booting into my initrd. I have infact ensured every module that loads during a normal boot loads within my initrd.
I have even unloaded pc32net and mii and loaded back mii then pc32net yet still have not seen /dev/eth0 appear after booting into my initrd.
What else is required to get /dev/eth0 to appear in /dev?
Last edited by Lord Protector; 01-19-2008 at 01:40 AM.