eth0: unknown interface: No such device
OK here's the deal
I'm trying to make a bare-bonez floppy distribution with networking
capability. I'm testing it on my usual workstation. This machine
uses the 3c59x driver for eth0. Now, I've compiled the 3c59x driver
into the kernel on the floppy distro, but when I run ifconfig I get:
eth0: unknown interface: No such device.
I've tried adding
as arguments to the kernel, but no go (I've also tried
I've also tried compiling the driver as a module but no luck with this
either ("Device or resource busy").
Again, both approaches work fine on this same machine as far as the
O/S on my hard drive is concerned. It's only in the context of the
boot floppies that it bombs. The distro on these floppies is
home-brewed and very minimal: basically /sbin/init, /bin/sh, /proc,
and not much else. So maybe I'm missing some user-space
binary/config-file which is failing silently. Any suggestions?