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9.1 unable to find ethernet card at boot
  • From: Fergus Wilde <fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 11:14:53 +0100
  • Message-id: <200405131114.53570.fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Apologies for a second post on this theme, because it's critical and will
require the machine to be reverted to an earlier version (all of which
worked) if unsolved. I'm hoping a few more people have 9.1 on by now. I've
never backed out a new SuSE version, and am not anxious to have to start now,
so if anyone has a clue ...

The machine, all hardware unchanged for many years and ultra-reliable, cannot
find its Etherlink III card at boot after 9.1 install, here's part of /var/
log/boot.msg:

Initializing random number generatordone
<notice>exit status of (random isdn hotplug) is (0 0 0)
<notice>start services (coldplug)
coldplug scanning input: done
scanning pci: ***.**Wdone
scanning usb: done
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .done
<notice>exit status of (coldplug) is (0)
<notice>start services (network)
Setting up network interfaces:
lo
lo IP address: 127.0.0.1/8 done
Waiting for mandatory devices: eth-id-00:50:da:3c:65:34
19 18 17 16 15 14 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 1 0
eth-id-00:50:da:3c:65:34 No interface found failed
Setting up service
network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .failed
<notice>exit status of (network) is (7)
<notice>start services (syslog)

Ifconfig of course can't see the card, and I can only get a network back by
going into YaST and opening the network devices section, where the card is
correctly described and configured. This alone, not changing anything, is
enough to bring eth0 up.

My question is essentially what has changed in this version of SuSE to break
things, and how can they be fixed?


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Fergus Wilde
Chetham's Library
Long Millgate
Manchester
M3 1SB

Tel: +44 161 834 7961
Fax: +44 161 839 5797

http://www.chethams.org.uk


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