Integrated Intel cards not working in RH 7.2

Michael E Brown michael_e_brown at
Thu Apr 11 12:28:00 CDT 2002

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002 wkurdzio at wrote:

> Hello,
>    I've been tasked w/ setting up a PowerEdge 1550 w/ RH 7.2, and I cannot seem 
> to get either of the integrated Intel cards to come up on the network. Now, I 
> have *tons* of experience w/ Linux and RH, and I've recently configured two 
> almost identical PowerEdge 1550s w/ Debian (a distribution I have even more 
> experience w/). So, I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. The on-board 
> diagnostics indicate both cards are fine, and I've tried both the eepro100 
> driver and the e100 driver. The network comes up, but when I ping something 
> (the router, the DNS servers, my workstation), I get the 'Destination Host 
> Unreachable' error. The other two PowerEdges work great (I couldn't be more 
> pleased, actually); the only difference is that those two are directly on the 
> network. This PowerEdge is on a switch w/ several other computers including two 
> other PowerEdge 1550s running older versions of Red Hat which work fine which 
> were configured before I started working here which is then connected to the 
> network through a cross-over cable. So, am I crazy, or does this sound more 
> like a networking problem than a Linux problem? Thanks!

How are you configuring the network interfaces? PE1550 has two network 
interfaces, are you sure that you are configuring the right one? Check 
your netmask/gateway info to ensure its correctness.

Michael E. Brown, RHCE, MCSE+I, CNA
Dell Linux Solutions

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