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


Hi

I installed partimage-static-i386-0.5.7.1.tar.bz2 [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.

Roy
 
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.

http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue49/...r49.html#tag/6

A question like this was asked before too...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/863
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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