Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28230
ne module not loaded for eth0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:33 EDT
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I performed an FTP installation which required me to configure my ISA
NE2000-compatible NIC. Installation was apparently successful except that
the `ne' module was not loaded so that my network card was configured.
I added the following line in /etc/modules.conf before the provided
"options ne ..." line:
alias eth0 ne
Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Fisher via FTP
2. Configure a generic ISA NE2000-compatible NIC
3. Install all packages
4. Upon successful installation, boot with no additional options
5. The NIC should not be initialized during the "network" startup.
Expected Results: The "network" startup should not have FAILED.
The installer needs to write the alias for any ISA cards it configures. Assigning
If you install by booting the installer with 'linux expert', does it work then?
There is another bug for this (I don't know the #) which is deferred, and has a
full explanation of why. This only affects HTTP/FTP FTP installs, and the fix is
too risky for this release.
Probably bug 25571
Our installer team-lead thinks we should really fix this before next release.
I found a better fix which was quite easy. Fixed in rawhide.