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Old 02-08-2013, 05:42 AM   #1
Tanmoy82
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Unable To Activate Ethernet Network Device in RHEL 5.5


Hi All,

Could anyone please help to resolve the below problem.
I installed RHEL5.5 in my desktop.But when i try to activate the ethernet connection then it gives me the error.
#ifup eth0
e1000 device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.


I spent 4 days for the above and go through with several suggestion found by googling. But no luck.
Please help me.

Below are the some command & result which i executed on my machine.

[root@localhost ~]# lspci -vv | grep -i net
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1503 (rev 05)
[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep eth
You have mail in /var/spool/mail/root
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-194.el5PAE #1 SMP Tue Mar 16 22:00:21 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@localhost ~]# lspci | grep -i eth
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1503 (rev 05)

[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 0100 (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1503 (rev 05)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1c5c (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Cougar Point SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 PCI bridge: Integrated Technology Express, Inc. Unknown device 8892 (rev 30)

Please help me.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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RHEL 5.5 is old, Sandy Bridge is new. You are swimming against the tide trying to run an old Linux against new hardware. Update to RHEL 6.3 would be best.

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Intel Corporation Unknown device 1503
means it probably has no driver for this device.
 
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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modprobe e100. If that doesn't work then recompile the kernel with support for your NIC. Or just update to a newer version of RedHat like smallpond said or at least update to a newer kernel with yum and see if that newer kernel has built in drivers that support your card.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 02:55 AM   #4
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You can first try to update to 5.9 (latest), but if that doesn't help, I agree with moving up to 6.3

NB: in-place upgrades between minor versions (eg 5.5=> 5.9) are supported; just use 'yum update'.
However, in-place upgrades(!) across major version s eg 5.x => 6.x are NOT supported.; you'll need to backup important data/cfgs and do a fresh install.
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...ted_Notes.html
 
  


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