ifconfig.eth0/ipv4 or ifcfg-eth0 why the difference

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 23:32:25 PST 2010

stosss wrote:

> When looking at the VM settings for the VMs the network adapter is set
> to NAT and the adapter type is:
> PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973)
> so the VMs are seeing the same thing that was set.
> Doing a Gogle search revealed that this is some how related to AMD.


> I decided to re-configure and re-compile my kernel, making sure AMD
> (my hardware is Intel, I left all AMD support out of the LFS system I
> built on the real machine and it ran fine without AMD support complied
> in) support was compiled in.

> I added some more network things that I
> thought might fix it, but no joy. 

You don't say specifically what you tried.

I think you need the following for VirtualBox:


   -> Device Drivers
    -> Network Device Support
     -> Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)
      -> EISA, VLB, and PCI on board controllers
       -> AMD 8111

   -- Bruce

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