ICS issue...unknown hardware address eth0 type 801

  • rayj
Posted: Mon, 01/19/2009 - 22:28
Hello, everyone. I recently installed Studio 64 on a friend of mine's old laptop, and have been trying to configure it to share my main connection, without success. On bootup, I see an automatic DHCP configuration attempt that fails, resulting in the line mentioned in my subject. My friend's laptop is an old IBM ThinkPad T30, so we are obviously running the 32bit version on 'outdated' hardware. However, whenever I boot a Puppy Linux live OS, and configure it for the appropriate static addresses, it works like a charm... Is this just a hardware driver issue? I've tried a few things, but my linux networking skills are lacking. I'd like to change my primary OS to Studio 64 (Ubuntu Studio works fine, but is becoming a bit bloated for my tastes), but my eventual plans for local networking are holding me back until I can resolve this particular issue. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

No

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 09/08/2009 - 17:35
This is 64 Studio - Linux, not makeover.

Studio 64 in the UK anyone

  • maryleen
  • 09/07/09
  • Tue, 09/08/2009 - 11:12
Studio 64 in the UK anyone heard of them? Makeover? My wife is at work and has received a phone call from Studio 64, they are calling her back later. After a bit of thought I seem to remember hearing something some time ago about a scam competition. I believe the company is legitimate but the tactics used are a little to be desired. Anyone have any info/experience with this company?

Get it from the Master...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 01/21/2009 - 06:12
Rather get your kernel from the master kernel builder himself... Free wrote: Hi all, according to my own tests and to the report on the list, I think kernel 2.6.28 is not yet stable enough, rt/latency-wise. So I've just finished packaging a new 2.6.26, with the latest RT patch, and a further patch recently posted to the linux-rt mailing list, which fixes an ALSA midi problem. Full images and headers are available for both i386 and amd64, just add: deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports hardy-backports main to your sources and run: apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 for i386 or: apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-1-multimedia-amd64 apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-1-multimedia-amd64 for amd64, all as sudo. Ciao! Free

Error...

  • rayj
  • 01/19/09
  • Wed, 01/21/2009 - 01:52
So, I tried compiling the kernel from within the already existing installation of Studio 64. I unpacked it into my home folder and started make. It resulted in the following error: mr@64studio:~/linux-2.6.28$ make scripts/kconfig/conf -s arch/x86/Kconfig CHK include/linux/version.h UPD include/linux/version.h CHK include/linux/utsrelease.h UPD include/linux/utsrelease.h SYMLINK include/asm -> include/asm-x86 CC kernel/bounds.s GEN include/linux/bounds.h CC arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets.s GEN include/asm/asm-offsets.h CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh HOSTCC scripts/genksyms/genksyms.o SHIPPED scripts/genksyms/lex.c SHIPPED scripts/genksyms/parse.h SHIPPED scripts/genksyms/keywords.c HOSTCC scripts/genksyms/lex.o SHIPPED scripts/genksyms/parse.c HOSTCC scripts/genksyms/parse.o HOSTLD scripts/genksyms/genksyms CC scripts/mod/empty.o HOSTCC scripts/mod/mk_elfconfig MKELF scripts/mod/elfconfig.h HOSTCC scripts/mod/file2alias.o HOSTCC scripts/mod/modpost.o HOSTCC scripts/mod/sumversion.o HOSTLD scripts/mod/modpost HOSTCC scripts/selinux/mdp/mdp HOSTCC scripts/kallsyms HOSTCC scripts/conmakehash HOSTCC scripts/bin2c CC init/main.o CHK include/linux/compile.h UPD include/linux/compile.h CC init/version.o CC init/do_mounts.o CC init/do_mounts_rd.o CC init/do_mounts_initrd.o LD init/mounts.o CC init/initramfs.o CC init/calibrate.o LD init/built-in.o HOSTCC usr/gen_init_cpio /home/mr/linux-2.6.28/scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh: Cannot open 'y' make[1]: *** [usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz] Error 1 make: *** [usr] Error 2 My wildly uninformed guess is that make cannot mount a filesystem into ram? I strongly suspect user error...the forum referenced above mentions some additional headers that need to be grabbed from the repository. Could that be the issue? Is there a reasonable reference for troubleshooting/comprehending these sorts of errors? I hate to be a pest, and I would definitely like to get this old thing up and running... Also...is there a better forum/etc. to post this sort of thing?

Well...

  • rayj
  • 01/19/09
  • Tue, 01/20/2009 - 20:43
...it couldn't get any easier than that! Thanks so much. If anything interesting goes on, I'll report my results/etc. Thanks.

Installation

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 01/20/2009 - 19:42

There is a nice thread under "Installation: forums that explains the process.

http://www.64studio.com/node/904

Cheers,
Q

Newer to Debian...

  • rayj
  • 01/19/09
  • Tue, 01/20/2009 - 05:57
..than I had realized, as I cannot for the life of me find 2.6.26-multimedia anywhere. I started compiling the 2.6.26 kernel in its entirety, via the simple command menu, and rapidly realized I probably would hash it up. For instance, there is no google search reply for '2.6.26-multimedia'. Where would I find the appropriate package? Is it a good idea to install it as a module? What install method would you recommend to a newbie? I've read a bit of the faqs and manual here. Can you recommend a reasonable reference? Should I research Debian a bit more?

Install

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 01/19/2009 - 22:36
The problem is that the Pad might have unsupported hardware, but not why you think... Try installing the latest kernel 2.6.26-multimedia. It might solve some of your issues.