Cannot access my lan/internet (can't find eth0)
I wrongly assumed that backtrack (on a LiveCD) would be able to automatically detect my wired Ethernet connection, which is connected to a Netgear RP614v2 router, which is inturn connected to a (cable) Motorola SB5100 cable modem.
Back track booted up fine. Everything worked until I tried to access both my lan and the internet (through firefox/konq). I could not access either.
I then went to console and typed;
to see a list of devices
The only device found was lo. Which was not a way to connect to my router or the internet. I then looked up network.sh and xatar's how to configure network interfaces. (Can't paste the sites new user D
Neither did anything, no eth0 was detected, or pan0 for that matter.
I went back to my friendly Ubuntu 8.10, and ran ifconfig -a again, and have pasted the results below. BTW my router/lan/internet work fine on ubuntu/vista.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1c:c0:28:50:72
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21c:c0ff:fe28:5072/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1997 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2465 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1724753 (1.7 MB) TX bytes:359373 (359.3 KB)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:7812 (7.8 KB) TX bytes:7812 (7.8 KB)
pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f6:46:a6:1f:0c:3e
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Any ideas would be appreciated. And Thorn if you answer this, don't cut me down and tell me to switch distros.
paste your lspci and lspci -n output. Its probably a new chipset that hasn't been added on, etc.
Following is lspci -nn of the ethernet (Textual + Numerical IDs);
Originally Posted by hatake_kakashi
00:19.0 Ethernet controller : Intel Corporation 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:294c] (rev 02)
Everything after/before this is the Motherboard ,PCI, USB, Audio, IDE, Firewire - not relevant unless you say so.
Thanks for the fast reply.
According to this: http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/E1000E.html it seems like you will need to upgrade the kernel to use the ethernet device.
Yup intel e1000 gigabit LAN Cards are mentioned in kernel 2.6.28 and you need to manually select & compile them for working as they are by default not selected.
Thanks for the help, I'll go look up how to update the kernel. Tell you the results,
The way I see it, after searching throughout google/backtrack forums, the only way to upgrade your kernel easily would be on a HDD install. Apparently, it would be dificult to create one in a LiveCD format - driver issues. BT3 still a useful tool, but I have neither the experience neccessary to rebuild a kernel for a liveCD that won't create a whole host of new problems. I'll hold out until BT4 beta (long wait), hopefully the kernel will be updated, and more of BT3 bugs fixed.