after the installation of nova i had to manually configurate the modules.conf with "alias eth0 ne2k-pci" and everything worked fine now.
i wanted a system upgrade after upgrading pacman.
it also installed the new kernel 2.4.24 (previous was 2.4.21).
after reboot my network interface wouldn't start. i looked in modules.conf and my entry was gone. okay, i wrote again the line "alias eth0 ne2k-pci" into the file. another reboot and it still don't worked and...the just added line in modules.conf was gone again!
then i tried to start the module manually with "modprobe ne2k-pci" and then the following error message came "bash : could not find /lib/modules/2.4.21" of course because i don't have it anymore...
I don't know what to do! :cry:
First of all - Pacman can and does overwrite various files. You can tell it not to, in /etc/pacman.conf by adding the files you want to stay untouched (/etc/passwd, etc/group, /etc/shadow, etc/fstab, etc.) under the NoUpgrade lines in GENERAL OPTIONS.
Second, it sounds as though you may not have run /sbin/lilo after upgrading your kernel. It's still looking for your 2.4.21 modules which you don't have!
hope this helps.
Thanks it worked....i forgot to copy the new kernel into the boot partition of my booting hd where i have another linux installed.