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[aclug-L] Re: Loading network card module at boot time!!

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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Loading network card module at boot time!!
From: "Dale W Hodge" <dwh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 13:20:40 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: discussion-bounce@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:discussion-bounce@xxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Mohammad Islam
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 1:19 AM
> To: discussion@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [aclug-L] Loading network card module at boot time!!
> Hi Guys/Gals,
> Just installed RH 6.1 on my machine. The installation program did not
> ask for network card info and all that. So i loaded the ne.o module
> manually (/sbin/modprobe -a ne.o io=0x280) and then used ifconfig to
> bring it up. Now when i rebooted my box, i saw that eth0 was failed to
> initialize. I supppose i need to pass some type of boot parameters to
> kernel at boot time for my netcard (Io and IRQ) so that it will be
> iniliazed at boot time. How do i go about doing it? Or do i need to
> configure some file somewhere so that my netcrad will be up
> automatically at boot time?

Take a look at /etc/modules (at least on Debian) It lists the modules that are
to be loaded at boot time. Most newer drivers will auto-probe, so you won't have
to pass parameters unless auto-probing fails.


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