eth0 down (using Sarge)
I am running Sarge and kernel 2.4.24-1-k7. Yesterday I rebooted the
system and was then unable to connect to my home network (two boxes) and
so I could not connect to the internet (the other box is my gateway).
Fortunately, I could boot using the my older kernel (2.4.18-bf2.4) and I
could connect just fine. As of today, even that does not work. I have
been forced to use the Red Hat that was originally on this machine in
order to get access to my network (but this verifies that the problem is
A little background:
Two days ago, just before the problem started, I did an apt-get upgrade.
I did not see anything that looked like it would cause a problem,
especially since, at that time, it seemed like it was only a problem
under the 2.4.24-1-k7 kernel.
Yesterday, I tried to do another upgrade, hoping that whatever the
problem was had been noticed and a fix posted. The only packages that
were DL'd for upgrade were ppp, ifupdown, and debootstrap.
Unfortunately, apt-get choked and suggested using apt-get -f install for
the following packages, and then listed NO packages.
This morning, I tried to do an apt-get -f install for all three of the
packages DL'd yesteday. Apt get still chokes. I did a fresh update and
then tried upgrade again, still no good.
I then tried to reboot using the 2.4.24-1-k7 kernel, just in case things
miraculously started to work (it happens sometimes). Not only is it not
working, but fsck choked at boot and I got dropped into a root shell for
maintenance to run fsck manually. I sat there for several minutes
holding down the 'y' key while hundreds (if not thousands) of messages
flashed by, requiring confirmation. I then rebooted, but still no
network. Then I rebooted, again, using the bf24 kernel and it can no
longer connect to the network. That was when I resorted to using the
original Red Hat installation (I'm glad I didn't delete it, as I had
been thinking of doing.)
Is this a problem that others have been having, or have I somehow messed
things up all by myself? I can still boot into the Debian system, I
just don't have any network. Any suggestions as to which files I should
check to see if they got messed up?
All help appreciated.