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Old 06-03-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
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eth0 :error fetching interface information

Below is the command i ve entered

#ifconfiog eth0

and the error is "eth0:error fetching interface informaiton"

my ethernet card is workng properly and the drivers are also available,
as i can see my driver name(e1000) through lsmod and also my device through lspci.
But why has this error occured and how to recover.

I was unable install redhat linux 9.x on my machine and the installation was hanging at "probing pci hardware(bus00)" message
So After googling i found an answer and i WAS suggested to use "linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf"
with ABOVE suggesstion ,i could install linux on my machine.
but i ve to edit my grub.conf kernel paramter.
i.e i had to append "linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf" flag to kerenel parameter as i ve installed the OS using same flag else OS is nt getting loaded.

But due to the above way of installation,my NIC is not detected.

Below is the error
#ifconfiog eth0
and the error is "eth0:error fetching interface informaiton"

Please suggest me a solution.

Thank you
Old 06-03-2008, 07:35 AM   #2
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Will you please print the output for:
$su -
enter Root password
#ifconfig -a
then send also output for
#cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
#cat /etc/modprobe.conf
# lspci | grep -i net
Old 06-05-2008, 02:52 AM   #3
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Guess none encountered the problem


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