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I've been banging my head against the wall on this one. I have a Gentoo 2.6.11-r3 setup on a Dell Dimension 4600 with an Intel Pro/100 Ethernet Card. So, as ...
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    Gentoo eth0 Problems


    I've been banging my head against the wall on this one.

    I have a Gentoo 2.6.11-r3 setup on a Dell Dimension 4600 with an Intel Pro/100 Ethernet Card.

    So, as per millions of other posts on the net - I can't get eth0 loading.

    Using the LiveCD IT is using the e100 module, so.. I've put that "built-in" to the Kernel .. amongst multiple others on and off, still no go.

    I feel that if I could get hotplug / coldplug installed, all would be well in the world. If I can only access the eth0 interface when using the LiveCD how can I get those 2 to emerge?

    I am new to Linux/Gentoo, but I understand I should chroot with the LiveCD and emerge that way .. but I am having problems with the syntax if that is the answer.

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    run these commands:

    mount /dev/hdENTERDEVICENAMEHERE /mnt/gentoo
    mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
    chroot /mnt/gentoo
    emerge hotplug
    emerge dhcpcd (as im sure all you need is dhcpcd to get your interface working providing htat you modprobed the correct module)

    dhcpcd eth0

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    To chroot into Gentoo.

    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo Change that hda1 to what is correct.
    chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash

    Now you are in your gentoo system, and you can emerge whatever.
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    Problem Fixed

    It turns out that an unknown sequence of events repaired the problem.

    Part of the ordeal was accidently trying to load the e100 module while also the module was being compiled into the Kernel.

    A little bit of Kernel tweaking, and finally being forced to load as a module only seems to have resolved all the problems.

    So.. now with eth0 happening I'm enjoying the hours of updates

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