RedHat 5.0 Networking problem

RedHat 5.0 Networking problem

Post by Kelvin Ta » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00


I just upgraded from Slackware 3.0.1 to RedHat 5.0. I am using NE2000
compatible network card. In slackware, I can configure the network card to
work probably. But after I upgraded to RedHat 5.0 and I am sure I install
RedHat 5.0 properly, there is the following message at bootup:
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward is missing and the network card is not
configured. Does anyone have the similar problem? I would appreciate anyone
help me to solve this problem. Thanks.



1. Redhat 5.0 network problem


I just installed Redhat Linux 5.0 on both mine and a friends PC
and had a problem setting up the ethernet network card on both PCs.

The menu system asks if you want to set up a network card and so
I choose 'yes'. Next I choose NE2000 and compatible and then auto
detect and it fails. I enter the options exactly (IRQ=9 IO=0x6500)
and it still says the board wasn't found.

I tried the exact card (intel brand... forget model now) on my friends
machine and get the same result. Is there a problem with the network
support? Is redhat 5.0 non-PlugandPlay friendly?

The only problem I can see is that on my machine at least, there is a
plug and play 'conflict' displayed when redhat boots, but I dont think
the board address displayed are the network card so....

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