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I am using redhat 5.2 with kernel 2.0.36. I just recently compiled and upgraded my kernel to 2.2.16. Unlike the previous kernel, I choose to support my ethernet driver as a module. The problem now is everytime I boot into linux I keep seeing the message "Delaying eth0 initialization". After that, when linux is loaded, my network is not up. To get the network up and working I have to enter the commands: modprobe eth0 ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 up I am using a realtek 8029 ethernet card. The conf.modules file has the appropriate alias eth0 ne2k-pci.o The files ...

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    Default Redhat 5.2 Kernel Upgrade Problems - No Network

    I am using redhat 5.2 with kernel 2.0.36. I just recently
    compiled and upgraded my kernel to 2.2.16. Unlike the
    previous kernel, I choose to support my ethernet driver
    as a module. The problem now is everytime I boot into
    linux I keep seeing the message "Delaying eth0 initialization".
    After that, when linux is loaded, my network is not up.

    To get the network up and working I have to enter the commands:

    modprobe eth0
    ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 up

    I am using a realtek 8029 ethernet card.
    The conf.modules file has the appropriate alias eth0 ne2k-pci.o
    The files /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and
    /etc/sysconfig/network has not been changed since the
    kernel upgrade, and the network was working before.
    I'm pretty sure I upgraded the kernel correctly, following
    the instructions I found - including doing a make modules and
    make modules_install.

    I'm not too sure if this is a kernel problem or a network
    setup problem. How do I get the network to be loaded on
    startup? Can anyone help me with this?
    Web Guest

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    Default Re: Redhat 5.2 Kernel Upgrade Problems - No Network

    > To get the network up and working I have to enter the commands: 
     

    Try to put the modprobe and ifconfig commands in
    /etc/rc.d/rc.local.


    Joe Guest

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    Default Re: Redhat 5.2 Kernel Upgrade Problems - No Network


    "Web Spinner" <com> wrote in message
    news:134.67.67... 

    First, you need to get a new bucket of oats and shovel to sweep up after
    that horse and buggy. Seriously: 5.2 is *amazingly* out of date. Consider
    hopping to 7.3 (if you have serious CPU limitations on the machine) or
    Fedora (if your machine is reasonably zippy). Don't waste your time trying
    to massage these out-of-date kernels and tools into usability unless it
    gives you orgasmic joy: your time will be better spent in this millennium's
    software.
     

    Is the realtek 8029 really compatible with that module? Can you review the
    kernel source code files and see what it says in the ne2k-pci.c file?


    Nico Guest

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