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I have redhat enterprise 5 and it didnt detect the ethernet card

when I did ifconfig, I have an entry sit? and no ethernet? how can I configure redhat or manually put in the ethernet?
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who is vendor of you network card? did u try with kudzu command and to setup ip in Redhat EL5 u have to use setup command. By default Redhat EL5 doesn't comes with netconfig by default.
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its a built in ethernet on an abit motherboard
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could anyone point me in the direction on how to add eth0 so that redhat 5 ent recognizes it? Network manager doesnt do the job. I am using an abit motherboard with built in ethernet.
Try
kudzu
command at terminal.....
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doesnt work! I did a kudzu -p and it show me what was found? so how would I run it to find my nic? I see it in my /etc/sysconfig?
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> could anyone point me in the direction on how to add eth0 so that redhat 5 ent recognizes it?

If it doesn't add 'eth0' by default, it can't find appropriate driver. Probably your kernel doesn't support your internal NIC.

Please post here the result of 'uname -r' and 'lspci -v -x'
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uname -r  2.6.18-8.el5

lspci -v -x  Realtek Semiconductor RTL-8169sc gigabit ethernet (rev 10)
subsystem ABIT Computer Corp
Unknown device 1c2b
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I downloaded the driver and copied to a floppy. I was finally able to get eth0  but still cant connect to internet. it keeps failing.
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I downloaded the drivers and burned the image, I then copied from the cd to a floppy disk and reinstalled RH 5 ent. I did a ESC at the start of RHat and type in linux dd to load off floppy. I instantly saw the netconfig setup and it failed on bootup. Since I had Suse 10.3 as part of a dual boot, I booted into that and it woke up the NIC. I logged back into Redhat and the card was detected. Thank you so much for your help in this matter.
So it would recommend to recompile driver specially for your kernel, not to use installation floppy.

When you say it keeps failing, what errors are shown? Is there any messages in 'dmesg' output related to your NIC?
BTW if you have support contract with RedHat, they should provide you appropriate binary driver.