siocsifaddr: no such device exists
Posted on 1997-04-02
I have a Dell 450 DE/2 with 24 MB RAM, adaptec scsi card, and 3c503 or 509 (Ihave tried both) NIC, and Slackware 3.0. When booting from the boot floppy provided, the NIC is recognized and identified. After installing LILO, however, the network initialization fails with errors for every parameter ie SIOCSIFADDR: No such device exists. I have set it up numerous times, using different Network parameters. I have edited one of the conf files with the network statements that fail, to match what I have seen in a linux book, and no difference. I have been told to compile the Kernel, but isn't that what I did during set up?