I am starting to play with my Redhat 7 Linux program (had the box version for a couple of years and never used it).
I tried to install it and it went fine, except that where it is supposed to see my NIC and come up with the network setup screen, it doesn't. The documentation says if it doesn't see a NIC, it will skip this screen I have an Intel 10/100 NIC that works fine when I have my 95 HD in the system. For some reason, it Redhat doesn't see it.
Anyone know why and how I can get around this?
Redhat 7 and NIC not available
15 years 6 months ago #464
You certainly need to be logged in as root. You are correct about the hash (#), it identifies a root log on.
Once logged in as root, try the commands again and let us know the outcome.
As for the GUI interface, thats easy to fix.
It seems like its defaulting to CLI, rather than the GUI. No harm done, simply log in as root and goto the /etc directory, from there edit the file called 'inittab'.
The file contains a section where you will have "id:3:initdefault:", simply change it to reflect the following :"id:5:initdefault:". Your basically changing the 3 to a 5, and if you look at the comments right above, you will see that 5= X11 which is the X server - your GUI interface [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
Once the changes are made, save the file and issue a 'init 6' command to reboot the system. If you find yourself looking for a editior, try 'pico' or 'vi'.
A quick search on google will show many sites with instructions on how to use the vi tool, which is very popular!
That worked, changing the 3 to a 5. I am now in the GUI.
The ipconfig still gives me the error, though. I did a find on '*ipconfig*' and all it found was plipconfig. I assume the networking routines didn't get loaded since it didn't see my Network card.
I did get Redhat 8 (with O'reillys book) and am going to play a little more with 7 and if I still can't get it to work, I may just load 8 and work with that. Maybe 7 is having a problem with my Intel card.
Here is my inittab, btw:
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <email@example.com>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# System initialization.
# Things to run in every runlevel.
# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf: [img]images/smiles/icon_razz.gifowerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"
# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345 [img]images/smiles/icon_razz.gifowerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"
# Run gettys in standard runlevels
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
# xdm is now a separate service
Probably doesn't tell you anything.
Redhat 7 and NIC not available
15 years 6 months ago #468