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Re: rerunning autodetect

On 5/1/06, Christopher Nelson <chris@cavein.org> wrote:
On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 09:29:21PM -0500, Mark Tilford wrote:
> On 4/30/06, James Westby <jw+debian@jameswestby.net> wrote:
> >On (30/04/06 18:35), Mark Tilford wrote:
> >> On 4/29/06, Mark Tilford <ralphmerridew@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >For various reasons, I had to run the installation on one computer,
> >> >then transfer the hard drive to a different computer.  How do I rerun
> >> >the code that autodetects hardware (specifically the netword card)?
> >>
> >> >From bootup:
> >> (DHCP program runs)
> >> eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
> >> Bind socket to interface: No such device
> >> exiting.
> >> Failed to bring up eth0.
> >> done.
> >>
> >
> >I think that this means that the name of the interface in
> >/etc/network/interfaces doesn't equal the name of the device on the
> >system.
> >
> >Compare the output of ifconfig with the line auto eth0 or similar in
> >that file.
> >
> The /etc/network/devices lines related to eth0 were:
> auto eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
> /sbin/ifconfig/eth0 up gives response
> eth0:  ERROR while getting interface flags:  No such device.
> What does this error message mean, and how do I fix it?  apt-get is a
> great program, but it's nearly useless until I can get my internet
> connection working.

Try just '/sbin/ifconfig' without the eth0 appended to it.  What is the
output of a 'lspci |grep Ethernet'?  That should tell you if the new
box' ethernet controller is recognised by the system.

/sbin/ifconfig only lists loopback.
lspci | grep Ethernet yields nothing.
The card is a 3c509.

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