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Old 06-11-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy eth0 - can't ping - can't tell if it is working [SOLVED]

I just finished the LFS 6.0 book. _Successfully booted into my new LFS system. _
I wanted to check if my on-board LAN is working properly. _when I issue the
ping command the systems just sits there. _After Ctrl-c, it indicates that 10
packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet lost. _Below are
my /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf files. _Any help would be greatly

# Begin /etc/hosts (network card version) linux1 localhost <linux1> linux1

# End /etc/hosts (network card version)

# Begin /etc/resolv.conf


# End /etc/resolv.conf

Last edited by rblythe; 06-14-2005 at 08:05 PM.
Old 06-11-2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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Does the kernel see the network card ?

'dmesg | grep eth0' should answer the above question. If the card driver is installed then check the contents of /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0/ipv4

also your /etc/hosts file should be changed from linux1 localhost <linux1> linux1

to linux1 localhost linux1



Last edited by madluther; 06-11-2005 at 10:14 PM.
Old 06-14-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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I finally got it working. I had to use the information from my router instead of what was in the LFS book. Once I put that information into /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0/ipv4 I was able to ping and get the response Iwas looking for.

Thanks for the help.


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