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cainadai
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:54 pm    Post subject: eth0 device not found? Reply with quote

Just finished my first install and it was a rocky road but.. it's done! There's only one problem (so far).. the system can't find eth0! It was working while I was booted to the livecd, and I performed an 'lsmod' while booted to the livecd to try and find out what I was missing but it doesn't list anything at all. Apparently the livecd is loading no modules.. so the driver for my Gigabit port must be generic enough. I went into my kernel config and see that I have no Gigabit drivers enabled, so that could certainly be part of the problem. But I have no idea which one to enable; none of them look particularly obvious.

The machine I'm working with is a G4 450Mhz Dual. Can anyone offer advice/suggestions? Other than enabling all the drivers I'm not sure what to do.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try SunGEM, that should be the built in ethernet device.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay... I enabled that driver in the kernel config, then added it as a module. Now I do see it when I do a 'lsmod' but I'm still getting 'device not found' errors for eth0. Any other suggestions?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is exactly what I see at startup:

Code:
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth0: unknown interface: No such device
SIOCSIFBRDADDR: No such device
eth0: unknown interface: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device

* ERROR: Problem starting neede3d services.
*         "netmount" was not started.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SunGEM should be the correct module, I'd guess that you're trying to start the network services before the module is loaded. Try building the SunGEM module into the kernel instead of using it as a module.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I did both.. I recompiled the kernel first with the driver included but that didn't work so I tried adding it specifically as a module. This is a real puzzler.

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