Replacing NIC

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Quinton, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Quinton

    Quinton New Member

    Hi

    Can someone please help -I'm pulling my hair out already :(

    I'm replacing my Intel PRO/100 with an Intel Gigabit but the gigabit does not get activated.

    lspci do list the adapter as...

    00:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 05)


    but ifup gives...

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
    eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Failed to bring up eth0.


    My installation is a Debian netinstall.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I think that this NIC needs a special driver (aka kernel module). I don't know its name, but if you find it out, you can activate it by running
    Code:
    modprobe [I]module_name[/I]
    To activate it at boot time, you can add the module to /etc/modules.
     
  3. Quinton

    Quinton New Member

    thanks Falko. I 'll do some research on the module name and try you recommendation.

    Quinton
     
  4. Quinton

    Quinton New Member

  5. Quinton

    Quinton New Member

    Also, where or how do I get hold of the kernel source for the kernel version I'm running?
     
  6. Quinton

    Quinton New Member

    OK, I've got it working now. I have followed your "How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way" guide and compiled the latest stable kernel - Thanks so much.

    There is one thing I would like to change - having the Gigabit as eth0 and the PRO/100 as eth1. I have tried swopping them but no luck.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Quinton
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  8. Quinton

    Quinton New Member

    Great! This is working excelent.

    Thanks for all your help
     

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