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Old 07-10-2001, 07:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy siocsifaddr: no such device


I installed partimage-static-i386- [client+server i386 binaries] on two Red Hat 6.4 boxes, one client and one server. When i try to boot up the client with the boot and root disks everything works great, but when I try to run "ifconfig eth0 IP" I get some errors. With the bootdisk with kernel 2.2.16 (i386) I get "kmod: failure to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k eth0, errno = 2 SIOCSIFADDR: no such device" and when I use the bootdisk with kernel 2.4.6-1 (i386) or 2.4.5-1 I just get the "SIOCSIFADDR: no such device" error. Does anybody know what this is?, and if so how do I fix it? I have tried everywhere and I can't find a solution.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Old 07-10-2001, 08:33 AM   #2
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I don't quite have the answer, but I had this problem before and I just got rid of the NFS and portmapper software off of my box and it stopped. I am sure this isn't the answer that you are looking for but you can try the following links.

A question like this was asked before too...
but noone had an answer.

It seems to me that the package you installed is conflicting with the module you are using for your NIC. I can't imagine why this is happening since it has nothing to do with networking at all.

The first thing I would try is recompiling the kernel and include this module into the 'builtin' kernel. This would most likely clear up any module conflicts. I don't know if this is the correct answer but then you would at least know for sure that this package is not conflicting with the module any more.


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