VMWare Network Interface driver needed.

J. Greenlees lists at jaqui-greenlees.net
Wed Apr 2 11:19:14 PDT 2008

Dan Barker wrote:
> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 10:03 AM
> To: lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: VMWare Network Interface driver needed.
> I've moved my [working] LFS 6.3 from real SATA to VMWARE (Server 1.0.4)SCSI.
> I added the BusLogic SCSI support in the kernel and it boots fine.
> However, it can't find eth0.
> lspci says: "Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970
> [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)".
> I've enabled all AMD<anything> I can find in the kernel, and no joy. Anyone
> know how to see the VMWare virtualized NIC?
> The LFS-Live CD sees it fine.
> Dan Barker
> _________________________________________________________________
> Enabling them in the kernel should have done it. Try installing the support
> tools as they contain source for kernel modules for the PCNET and VLANCE
> cards.
> Loren Foret
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Lovely word, "should".
> PCNET is enabled.
> LANC does not appear in my .config, on or off, except inside of BALANCE.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "support tools". net-tools, libtool and
> module-iinit-tools are all installed (I was deep into X in blfs before I had
> to move the machine).
> Is there a package I need to install to make VLANCE be there? What? Whatever
> it is, the Live CD doesn't need it. My old Slackware 2.4 doesn't need it.
> dmesg | grep eth shows "eth0: registered as Pcnet/PCI II 79C970A" which is
> encouraging, but the network won't activate ("eth0 not found").
VMware tools is something that vmware supplies, to help improve
vmware should be popping a dialogue up for the vmware tools to be
installed when you start up the vm.


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