Installing Arch 0.7 b2 via FTP went fine. However, upon reboot my network refuses to work. I have a nForce2 series motherboard, and I've added forcedeth to be loaded automatically in rc.conf; I've also included "alias eth0 forcedeth" in /etc/modprobe.conf.
Still, issuing either "/etc/rc.d/network start" or "/etc/rc.d/network ifup eth0" causes the following error:
"dhcp: error fetching interface information: Device not found"
But "ifconfig eth0" produces quite sane results. Surely there's something very elementary I'm missing here, as the FTP-install went very well. Any ideas?
"dmesg | grep forcedeth" gives:
forcedeth.c: Reverse engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.29.
eth0: forcedeth.c: subsystem: 01296:f541 bound to 0000:00:04.0
And depmod -a followed by a reboot doesn't seem to help...
did you disable your gateway in rc.conf?
arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy
Ok, that was like the stupidest mistake ever. I guess one shouldn't work too late... Upon waking up today and checking rc.conf once again, I notice I'd typoed dhcp as dchp. Fixing that brings back the network just fine. Thanks for all the input, I'll get me coat...