Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10854
Can't make Etherlink III ISA cards to work *after* install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
The 3Com Ehterlink III ISA 10Mb card (509) works fine during an ftp
installation, but fails to work when the system is booted up for use.
In /var/log/boot.log I find the messages:
network: setting network parameters succeeded
ifup: SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
network: Bringing up interface lo succeeded
ifup: Delaying eth0 initialization
network: Bringing up interface eth0 failed
I can't find any other related messages anywhere.
When it works (during installation) the led on the hub is lit. When it
doesn't work, the led on the hub does not light up.
I've tried four different cards. (Three combo cards (yes, they are set to
use RJ-45) and one RJ-45 only card.)
Done this in four different PCs, three 486 and one P100. Tried all
combinations of I/O address and IRQ levels. Machines are 'empty' except for
VGA and IDE controllers.
These are 'new' machines, i.e. I did 'custom install' not upgrade.
Of course, I'm ready to provide any additional information, should that be
P.S. My wife is upset that I've spent about ten evenings and two complete
week-ends to get this far and it still doesn't work. But I don't think you
may change that. :-)
Please send the output of your /etc/conf.modules file. It sounds like the
parameters of the cards are not getting written to your /etc/conf.modules file
Looks like it. The contents of /etc/conf.modules:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
I guess (from your request) that the installation routine should have added some
parameters for eth0 here as well.
What parameters would that be?
Of course. Found it.
The installer forgot to enter:
alias eth0 3c509
in all machines. There's the bug.
Forwarding this issue to a developer for further action.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10632 ***