Modify kernel boot parameters?
I just set up a new system based on an ASUS P5GZ-MX mobo(Intel 775 chipset), it has an onbaord 10/100/1000 NIC.
I installed Centos 4.5, it all went well. Until I went to connect it to the network and it appears the NIC isnt functioning correctly. The drivers are installed and I dont get any errors, as far as the OS is concerned everything looks fine but I dont get any connection lights on the switch or the NIC when I plug it into the network and I cant ping any LAN addresses or get any form of connectivity.
I read the readme that came with motherboard support CD under the Linux section and this is what I found:
I believe Centos uses Lilo? Is it as easy as just adding those lines to the lilo.conf.anaconda file?
Just do what it says - update the kernel line on the boot-loader by appending the word noapic (and nolapic if needed).
Last I looked at it Centos used grub, so edit /boot/grub.men.lst
Will of course require a reboot to pick up the change.
*Doh* I was looking in the wrong spot! I saw the /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda file and assumed Centos was using Lilo, I edited that file which didnt make much sense to me because I couldnt make out the "kernel" line, of course it didnt help anything.
I just checked the same version of Centos on a machine here at work and yes there is a grub.conf with a line for kernel parameters. I'll give it go tonight when I get home as the machine I'm working on is my home fileserver.
I put an old 10/100 realtek PCI NIC in the machine for the moment to get the network going but would like to use the onboard gigabit card ideally.
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