SUSE / openSUSEThis Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am a long time linux _user_ but I am new to difficult installations and kernel-jimmying.
I am trying to set up a net install of Suse 9.2 (184.108.40.206) on a brand-new machine, using the ASUS k8n-E motherboard with a nVidia nForce 3 250GB chipset. My docs show that the actual ethernet hardware on the motherboard is the Marvell 88E1111 Gigabit LAN PHY.
From what I have read elsewhere, it appears possible to do this installation, but I got hosed from step one: establishing a connection to the remote FTP server.
at the SUSE "Main Menu" for the installation (Linuxrc 1.6), I go into kernel modules and select "forcedeth: nForce Ethernet" under 'Load network card modules'. It asks for parameters for forcedeth after I select it, and naturally I don't know what they should be, so I leave it blank. It then tells me that the module was loaded successfully. So naturally I think I'm doing fine.....
Then I go to begin the installation and select FTP as the installation source, when it complains 'No network device found! Please load a network module first'
Am I too cynical in thinking that just because a kernel module loads successfully doesn't mean that the thing is going to actually work?
So I am thinking I need to verify that the module forcedeth works with this version of Suse and this kernel?
I went to the nVidia website and found this "driver" NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0292-pkg1.run
but it is actually a script and at this stage I don't know if it is possible to run it.
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Last edited by croutonjones; 01-16-2005 at 12:20 PM.
As I recall, I did forcedeth setup in yast, network using other selection as there was no nic IDed. D/Led NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0292-pkg1.run. Nvidia did some good work here.
NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0292-pkg1.run will turn on onboard nic so that you can configure it; it did on my epox nforce3-250 mobo. As I recall, go to yast, network and yast will have found it but you still have to configure it.
In a terminel,
cd to dir where NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0292-pkg1.run was D/Ld
then nforce will expect you to do a few things, just read the request/agree & click appropriately.
then go to to yast, networkcard & configure it. just in case the nic is not IDed, go ahead and set up other, use nvnet.ko, in hardware window.