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Re: Sun SS20/ Etch network problem

On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 11:04:04AM -0000, Andrew, Chris Mr wrote:
> Hi, all.
> Last night, I downloaded and installed Etch (latest image from the D-I
> page at debian.org) on an SS20 with a Sun Lance network card.  When I
> reboot after the first part of the install, I get the message that 'eth0
> is deprecated' or something like that. When I do ifconfig, all I see is
> the loopback address.
/etc/network/options is deprecated - perhaps?

What does ifconfig eth0 up do?

What does the stanza in /etc/network/interfaces look like?


> Could it possibly be that the right module isn't getting loaded at boot?
> Alternatively, is it possible to slow the network bit of the boot
> process, to give the card sufficient time to get an ip address from the
> router?

cd /lib/modules/<something kernel-related>/net
insmod lance.ko

What's the result?

> Any thoughts appreciated.
> Many thanks,
> Chris.
> chris.andrew485@mod.uk

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