Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57477
unable to activate eth0 w/ dhcp if the network driver isn't module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
When upgrading to the stock 2.4.16 kernel, I compiled my network driver
(vortex, used w/ a 3Com 905c) into the kernel. However, the network
interface wouldn't activate at boot, and when I ran `ifup eth0` as root I
got an error message that it was unable to send a "dump" message and the
interface never comes up. If I configure the driver as a module, this
problem goes away.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Compile the network driver into the kernel.
2.boot from the new kernel
3.run `ifup eth0` as root
Please first verify that the problem does not occur when the interface is configured manually (BOOTPROTO=none).
It's my guess that this has nothing to do with DHCP.