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Old 03-17-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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eth0 missing on Arch on VMware Player after system upgrade D:

I'm running Arch Linux 2011.08.19 on VMware Player 4.0.2 591240 on Windows 7 Professional, with 256 MB of allocated RAM and 2 allocated CPU cores. My host system has a Pentium Dual Core E2160 at 1.8 GHz with no hardware virtualization, and 2 GB of DDR RAM.

I just did a full system upgrade with pacman -Syyu hoping to solve some problems I had with my system, which apparently included being unable to mount my /boot partition. After doing the workarounds published on the main page for filesystem and initscripts the update ran with a warning saying /boot wasn't mounted, but it updated the kernel anyway.

Then I reboot the VM, and next thing I know, interface eth0 is missing. Running lspci says VMware's simulated card is an AMD PCnet32, so tried modprobe pcnet32; it didn't work, eth0 is still missing and pcnet32 won't even show up with lsmod. I tried adding a second NIC to the VM to see what happened with a new one, and it didn't work.

Just what's going on here?

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Are you using networkmanager or something similar? Please post your /etc/rc.conf file...


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