I installed Mandrake Linux 7.1 on a dual 300MHz computer. I also have another computer having Windows 2000. I have connected both of them using a belkin router. After installing, I set the IP address for the Linux machine using the
"<b>ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.155</b>" .
After this both the computers were connected(I ran a FTP server on the windows 2000 machine and I was able to access the FTP server from the linux machine).
After this I rebooted the linux machine and I noticed that the Ip address was gone. I tried to set the IP address to 192.168.2.100 using the same ifconfig command, but it keeps saying eth0 device not found. I used LinuxConf program and it shows that the ethernet card is installed properly.
What may the problem be?
Also, in the /var/log/messages file I saw this boot up message..
Nov 25 00:40:05 shibuhost network: Setting network parameters succeeded
Nov 25 00:40:05 shibuhost network: Bringing up interface lo succeeded
Nov 25 00:40:05 shibuhost network: Enabling IPv4 packet forwarding succeeded
Nov 25 00:40:05 shibuhost insmod: Note: /etc/conf.modules is more recent than /lib/modules/2.2.15-4mdksmp/modules.dep <27>Nov 25 00:40:05 insmod: /lib/modules/2.2.15-4mdksmp/net/tlan.o: invalid parameter parm_irq
Nov 25 00:40:05 shibuhost ifup: Delaying eth0 initialization.
Nov 25 00:40:05 shibuhost network: Bringing up interface eth0 failed
I am able to ping to 127.0.0.1 . Does that mean the ethernet card driver is installed and loaded fine?