First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby Lux » 2017/02/17 14:25:25

Now that we know that nothing resembling a proper connection is present it becomes another problem entirely. How do I get CentOS to read my flash drive that has the drivers on it currently? I can't access it as is. What would I need to do if I had previously formatted the flash drive in Windows making it readable to windows but not to a linux distro? It seems to be the case that I cannot read the hard drive Windows is on.

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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby Lux » 2017/02/17 14:52:15

TrevorH wrote:Run lspci -nn | grep -i net and post the results. It appears your hardware is not being recognised.


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05:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200] : Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection (rev01)


So it's listing the model, at least it detects it. This is what I have drivers for on my flash drive that I cannot get CentOS to read.

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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby jlehtone » 2017/02/17 15:06:35

For comparison, in a different system the same command shows:

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08:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:107c] (rev 05)

Obviously this is different hardware, but pay attention to the [8086:107c] that was near the end.
Your printout has no such field, which is very odd. The numbers are PCI-ID and every device has one.
That is what is used to choose a driver. That is what is used to look a name like
"PRO/100 VE" from table of known devices.

Did you forgot the most crucial bit from your post?

Edit:
The PRO/100 is probably very old by now.

Where did you get the driver? Is it the kmod-e100*.rpm from ElRepo?

What is the filesystem of your flash-drive?
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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby Lux » 2017/02/17 15:09:54

Not at all. I wrote it down exactly as it appeared in a notebook. I even triple checked to make sure I got it right. Is it possible it was not included? This is a 10 year old piece of hardware.

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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby TrevorH » 2017/02/17 15:13:44

That's a 100Mb network card and support was deprecated in CentOS 7 for almost all (if not all) cards < 1Gb. You will need to go to the ELRepo website and grab kmod-e100 for el7 from them, put it on a USB stick or otherwise transfer it to your CentOS 7 system, mount it, then yum install /path/to/kmod-e100...rpm (obviously adjust paths and filenames as appropriate). Once installed, reboot.
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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby Lux » 2017/02/17 15:35:22

jlehtone wrote:.
Where did you get the driver? Is it the kmod-e100*.rpm from ElRepo?
What is the filesystem of your flash-drive?


I didn't get a driver for it is the problem. I sometimes forget I'm running on old hardware with the upgrades I added to it.

My flash-drive is in exFAT. I would have to get a third party format program or something to make it anything other than exFAT or NTFS because Windows 10 doesn't allow me to create anything other than that and CentOS can read neither I learned.

What filesystem do you suggest for going between Windows and a linux distro?

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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby TrevorH » 2017/02/17 15:58:13

Any FAT based filesystem except exFAT should work out of the box.
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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby Lux » 2017/02/17 16:01:34

Someone suggested UDF. I formatted the flash drive and it is now has a UDF filesystem. I had to go into windows shell and do it but it's done. OK see you on the other side.

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Re: First time setting up an internet connection in a linux distro

Postby Lux » 2017/02/17 16:43:15

Greetings from the interior!

Thank you for all your help. I knew I could count on you guys. Thank you very much. From here it gets less annoying, my dream of building a cluster out of computers I found on the side of the road seems more within reach now.


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