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Hi All I'm runnin' Suse 9.3 and have just installed Gentoo on VMWare 5.5 beta. I'm trying to connect to the internet via a router thru dhcp but I get ...
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    No internet at boot - SOLVED


    Hi All

    I'm runnin' Suse 9.3 and have just installed Gentoo on VMWare 5.5 beta. I'm trying to connect to the internet via a router thru dhcp but I get the following error a boot:

    Eth0 was not started
    Error: problem starting needed services
    "netmount was not started"

    My /etc/conf.d/net is as follows (straight from the Handbook):
    config_eth0=( "dhcp" )
    dhcp_eth0="nodns nontp nonis"

    I saw this thread and thought i'd found a solution by changing my conf.d as follows:
    ifconfig_eth0=( "dhcp" )
    dhcp_eth0="nodns nontp nonis"
    this is the thread: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-61434.html

    Have I missed anything during the install? Any help aimed at a Noob would be grateful!

    Thanks in advance.

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    type in as root "rc-update show" to make sure all needed processes are there and running at the correct run level...

    Do you see on "net.eth0 default" and "net.lo boot"?

    Also, remember that you can leave /etc/conf.d/net blank to automatically use dhcp to configure the network

    If these don't work try to get it working manually to make sure that at least your drivers are setup correctly...as root:

    ifconfig eth0 up
    dhcpcd eth0
    ping -c 3 www.google.com ---should return a value if configured correctly
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    Thanks for your reply genesus. I ran the 'rc-update show' command and received (amongst other things) the following:

    net.eth0: default
    net.lo: boot
    netmount: default

    When i ran the'ifconfig eth0 up' command it returns 'eth0: unknown interface: No such device'.

    Trying to ping google returns 'ping: bad number of packets to transmit'.

    I cant recall compiling anything to do with Rhine so perhaps I incorrectly compiled my kernal (noob, remember)???? Failing that, could this be something to do with installing on VMware (obviously nothing to do with me whatsoever!!)???

    Thanks again.

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    What network card do you have?
    You should have the driver built-in, not as a module.

    Did you emerge dhcpcd?
    If not, use your livecd to chroot into Gentoo, then emerge dhcpcd.
    Did you emerge coldplug?
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    Thanks for your reply budman7.

    As regards network card then lspci from my suse box throws up this (which i'm guessing is the info you need):

    Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] rev 78

    I did emerge dhcpcd but done it again (clutching at straws now!). No need to chroot into gentoo via cd, everything's fine bar the error message below:

    * starting eth0
    * Bringing eth0
    * Configuration not set for eth0 - assuming dhcp
    *dchp
    *eth0 does not exist
    * Error: problem starting needed services
    "net-mount not started*

    Any other ideas? I may have a stab at dual-bootin' it with Suse and see if that makes a difference. VMware uses bridged networking - not that I know anything about that! - but perhaps that has something to do with it??

    Thanks again

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    Did you emerge coldplug?
    And did you have this built-in.

    < > VIA Rhine support

    If you have a VIA "Rhine" based network card (Rhine-I (VT86C100A), │
    │ Rhine-II (VT6102), say Y here

    This is in
    Device drivers --->
    Network Device support
    Ethernet (10 or 100 Mbit) --->[*] Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)
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    Firstly, thanks for your help on this one budman7.

    Ok, you nailed it. I didnt compile VIA Rhine support into the kernel.

    So, just to confirm, I now have to include that and then recompile the kernel. Will I then have to copy it and my config file over to my /boot partition and change /etc/grub/grub.conf or will I be 'good to go' after the recompile?

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipsofacto
    Firstly, thanks for your help on this one budman7.

    Ok, you nailed it. I didnt compile VIA Rhine support into the kernel.

    So, just to confirm, I now have to include that and then recompile the kernel. Will I then have to copy it and my config file over to my /boot partition and change /etc/grub/grub.conf or will I be 'good to go' after the recompile?

    Thanks again!
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    It is still the same kernel, you should ot have to update grub.
    That is a lilo thing.

    I have had to recompile my kernel because I compiled alsa as built-in, not as module.
    and I didn't have to do anything with Grub.
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    Thanks for all your help with this! I will let you know how I get on.

    Thanks again.

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