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#1 2008-03-11 18:30:34

sguenz
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Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

I have so far successfully installed Arch on two other computers and although I am new to Arch, I'm fairly experienced Linux user in general.

I bought this computer http://www.woot.com/Blog/BlogEntry.aspx … tryId=4109 and I decided to install Arch on it. I've tried both the FTP and CD versions and I get the same frustrating results. It's probably good to mention here that Ubuntu 7.10 loads right out of the box and does not have any of the below issues. I don't like Ubuntu and I'd like to get Arch working.

First problem: The install hangs right after detecting all USB and media drives. After reading this forum, I found that adding --disablehooks=arch-addons as a single boot option solves this problem.

Second problem: eth0 is not recognised at all. In the beginning it got confused with the Firewire port, so I had to disable it from the BIOS setup. At the moment I can not possibly bring it up. I tried loading the e1000 and forcedeth modules with no luck.

lspci returns this:
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection (rev 02)

ifconfig eth0 up returns this:
eth0: Unknown interface: No such device

After reading in forums I found out that I may have to install the latest e1000 driver from Intel. I have downloaded it, but I am not sure how to install it.
Does anyone have a solution for this? I'd have to have to install Ubuntu in this machine.

Third problem: I constantly get this message at the terminal: INIT: Id "c0" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes. What is this and do I need to worry about it?

Fourth problem: After I boot with --disablehooks=arch-addons the system does not recognize any of my hard drives and I can't partition them with fdisk.

Any help would be appreciated!

Last edited by sguenz (2008-03-11 21:40:44)

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#2 2008-03-11 18:43:55

dyscoria
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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

Not sure about the other problems (sorry), but the third one I always get during install and it doesn't seem to have any malicious effects. My system is fine.


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#3 2008-03-11 19:32:54

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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

A quick google brought up this thread about how to install the drivers--might help?? http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-502058.html  Sorry, it's an ubuntu forum about having the same problems you're having.


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#4 2008-03-11 20:30:27

sguenz
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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

bgc1954 wrote:

A quick google brought up this thread about how to install the drivers--might help?? http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-502058.html  Sorry, it's an ubuntu forum about having the same problems you're having.

I've already read this post and it seems like this is the solution, but how do I copy the driver to the new machine? And how do I compile it given that I don't have the kernel source?

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#5 2008-03-12 16:08:21

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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

I needed a project this AM so I looked into this a little.  I don't have your ethernet controller so I obviously couldn't test if the driver works but it compiles easily enough.  Your first problem is transferring the tarball.  If  you have a floppy drive available on both your source and destination computers you can transfer the e1000 tarball using a floppy as the file is only 239 kb.  If strike one, no floppies, then you need a usb stick.  If you don't have that either, you do have a problem.

Let's say you can transfer the file.  From there you just need to untar the file and change to the e1000 directory.  There are directions in this directory in a README file.  Change to the src directory inside the e1000 directory.  Move the e1000.ko file from /lib/modules/2.6.24-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/e1000 to a temp directory (in case you want to restore it later).  Inside the e1000/src directory you do a #make install as root and it will install the e1000.ko driver in the e1000 network drivers directory (I tried it and it works).  You don't need a kernel source as far as I can tell but like I said I couldn't test the driver.  Then just modprobe e1000 and see if it works.

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#6 2008-03-12 17:32:15

sguenz
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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

bgc1954,

I was able to mount a usb flash drive and copy and untar the tarball. However, I can not make install it because the kernel source is not found.

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#7 2008-03-13 00:57:12

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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

Did you

bgc1954 wrote:
Change to the src directory inside the e1000 directory

Then as root type

make install

That's all I did and I don't have a kernel source installed and it put the e1000.ko file in /lib/modules/2.6.24-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/e1000


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#8 2008-03-13 03:09:44

sguenz
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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

bgc1954 wrote:

Did you

bgc1954 wrote:
Change to the src directory inside the e1000 directory

Then as root type

make install

That's all I did and I don't have a kernel source installed and it put the e1000.ko file in /lib/modules/2.6.24-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/e1000

Did you do that in an installed Arch or in the live CD? I can't get past the live CD because my hard disks are not recognized. And on the live CD I can not compile the driver.

Anyway, thank you all for your help but I ended up installing Gentoo, per this post of someone who had exactly the same computer with the exact same problem:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-48 … ml#4877429

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#9 2008-03-13 10:59:39

bgc1954
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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

Sorry,:( I guess I didn't realize you weren't far along in the install.  I did the above on an installed system.  Hope to see you back on Arch one day if you get tired of the compile everything game in Gentoo--I did.  Maybe later we can come up with a solution to your hard disk problem???


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#10 2008-03-13 15:51:12

sguenz
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Re: Installation hangs, then doesn't recognize eth0 + other problems

I do run Arch on two other machines and I love it. I'm nowhere near abandoning it. I'll keep an eye on this site for an updated installation that includes the newest drivers.

Cheers!

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