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#1 2005-09-17 22:20:04

From: Longview, TX
Registered: 2005-02-27
Posts: 56

eth0: interface does not exist

I had massive trouble getting Arch to install from the netinstall disk, it seems to be working fine for everyone except me... even after 4 different downloads and burns at different speeds.
But that's off the subject. I did a hd-install from Archie, manually, by copying all the directories off the disk, running migrate-udev, and chrooting in from a livedisk and installing the latest kernel and initscripts.

Now, however, eth0 does not exist. It's in my /etc/rc.conf file. It uses the rtl8150 module, also in my /etc/rc.conf file. (This is a usb device, btw, and I've gotten it working in Arch before.)
Whenever I do "ifconfig eth0 up", I get a message "eth0: interface does not exist". I've got no idea what is causing this.

Any ideas?


#2 2005-10-03 08:16:32

Registered: 2005-02-14
Posts: 464

Re: eth0: interface does not exist

what's the output of just 'ifconfig'? when you 'lsmod' is rth8150 listed? is USB support/USB network support enabled in the kernel?


#3 2005-10-03 09:56:29

Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 350

Re: eth0: interface does not exist

try searching for a udev guide on the gentoo wiki. I had to use a custom udev rule to get /dev/eth0:
mine looked like this:

KERNEL="eth*", SYSFS{address}="00:07:95:a4:ba:ad", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="lan"

you can definetly leave out the SYMLINK="lan" stuff, you may also be able to leave otu the SYSFS{address} stuff.


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