confusing network interface problems

Jean Blignaut jean at megaweb.biz
Tue Oct 24 10:21:38 BST 2006


That’s a little dificuilt since I cant ssh into the box to copy and paste it but let me go write it down...

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From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Eric Lemoine
Sent: 24 October 2006 11:07 AM
To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
Subject: Re: confusing network interface problems

On 10/24/06, Jean Blignaut <jean at megaweb.biz> wrote:
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> I have set up an installation of the latest server edition (what is that
> 6.06?) any way I set it up on a machine with an onboard IF (via-rhine) and
> one pci IF (posssibly  realtek 8139)
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> Every thing went fine an I had no problems, however after making a clone of
> the disk and trying to use on an identical machine (except possibly the pci
> IF which in this case is definitely realtek 8139) I suddenly have a problem
> detecting the interfaces
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> lspci shows the interfaces
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> as does
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> dmesg |grep eth
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> but when I try /etc/init.d/networking restart it tells me there is an error
> starting eth0 – no such device
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> also ifconfig shows only lo
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> while ifconfig –a shows lo and eth2 ??


Could you post (a) the output of "dmesg | grep eth" and (b) the
content of your /etc/network/interfaces?


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