I am a bit ashamed of this simple question, but i hope somebody will
avoid me to read a full linux network configuration book before i
begin to understand something :-).
I use a Dell laptop with redhat 7.3 and a Xircom CardBus. I used to
have the card configured to use DHCP with my DSL modem. Then the modem
went down. I fixed it, but then DHCP never worked again. I the entered
my configuration manually to get my internet connection back.
During the boot process i have:
Jul 22 17:06:34 localhost network: Setting network parameters:
Jul 22 17:06:35 localhost network: Bringing up loopback interface:
Jul 22 17:06:35 localhost ifup: SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
Jul 22 17:06:35 localhost ifup: Failed to bring up eth0.
Jul 22 17:06:35 localhost network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed
The card is working, i have an internet connection:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:A4:15:1F:CF
inet addr:184.108.40.206 Bcast:220.127.116.11
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:704 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:828 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:338420 (330.4 Kb) TX bytes:123206 (120.3 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4800
I don't understand why the eth0 interface cannot be brought-up during
the boot process. I suspect this is why DHCP is not working.
Any help appreciated.