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Network fails to load on boot

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


After reboot the network is not available, no IP address is bound, lsmod <driver> reveals that the driver is not being loaded at boot time.  Going into Yast will allow the driver to be loaded and networking to start.


Edit the pci device for you network card under  /etc/sysconfig/hardware.  The file name will be similar to hwcfg-bus-pci-####:##:##.#.    One of the lines in the file will list the module to load for the NIC at boot.  Verify that the module is listed and correct for the device.




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  • Document ID:7009042
  • Creation Date: 25-Jul-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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