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sawgood
Hi: I got this Atom (small form factor) PC (with Mini ITX main board) (5 NICs on the main board) ... after I installed CentOS (basic server) (only eth0) is present (the other 4 NICS are not seen) with ifconfig
lspci (shows all five NICs)
wolfy
sawgood: they are not properly configured
sawgood
hi wolfy ...
I was going to use "setup" from the CLI to 'add' the 4 nics, but the screen is asking me for /device details (and) I didn't know how to get that from the CLI
wolfy
sawgood: do you see them with ip l l ?
sawgood
when I run: ip l l (I see lo and eth0)
wolfy
please pastebin the output of lspci
sawgood
http://pastebin.com/PTqKDx2j
wolfy
so it's different hardware from the first interface
what distro are you using ?
sawgood
CentOS 6.6 (final) 64-bit
basis server install
I saw that too (eth0) is one chipset, and the other 4 are another chipset
         

wolfy
what do you see in /var/log/message if you manually run
modprobe e1000e ?
sawgood
opening a 2nd SSH to watch output in the logs
when I run modprobe e1000e, nothing comes to /var/log/messages
wolfy
nothing at all ? odd. I was expecting "e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 2.3.2-k"
how about grep e1000e /var/log/messages ?
sawgood
me too ... do you think it might come to another log?
lots of outup in the logs for that
TrevorH
82574L :(
sawgood
maybe I should return the box for a main board with different NICs?
wolfy
TrevorH: well, they might have fixed the firmware after so long
sawgood: it should work, the driver is provided by stock kernel
sawgood
I'll pastebin the output of grep e1000e /var/log/messages
wolfy
good idea
TrevorH
wolfy: I don't think it's firmware that's the problem, the silicon is ***
sawgood
http://pastebin.com/fxVU6wiB
TrevorH
what ids do you see from lspci -nn for those?
8086:10d3 or 10f6?
wolfy
Invalid MAC Address: 03:01:8c:7c:bc:0b ??
sawgood
strange ...
@TrevorH: what is the -nn for after the lspci (lspci -nn)
not --nn but -nn
TrevorH
it lists the device ids
-n is just device ids, -nn is normal output plus deivce ids
sawgood
lspci -nn = http://pastebin.com/PTqKDx2j
wolfy
I'd try kmod-e1000e-3.1.0.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm from elrepo. And maybe file a RFE with elrepo, the current Intel offering here (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15817/Network-Adapter-Driver-for-PCI-E-Gigabit-Network-Connections-under-Linux-) is newer
sawgood
cool .. thanks ... I'll remember that one
TrevorH
sawgood: missing -nn
sawgood
thank you, wolfy
here it is: lspci -nn http://pastebin.com/mgTgwUMm
         

TrevorH
sawgood: do you have MACADDR= in your ifcfg files to override the burnt in addresses?
sawgood
@TrevorH: I only have /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 right now
the other ethx files were not auto-created after install of CentOS
TrevorH
no online MAC address lookup service knows about 03:01:8c
sawgood
oh ... bad MAC address ... (interesting)
wolfy
sawgood: try the newer driver from elrepo
sawgood
trying now
TrevorH
I don't think it will do any good though, I think it's right, the MAC addresses are invalid
sawgood
I have EPEL on the box, but what is the command to get this: kmod-e1000e-3.1.0.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
wolfy
I had something similar with a nforce2 builtin chip a couple of years ago. Each boot would start with a new MAC
sawgood: elrepo
not epel
sawgood
oh
TrevorH
and the MAC address entry in wikipedia (that well known authority that's never wrong!) says those bits in 03 have special meaning: 03 means locally administered address and multicast
sawgood
ok I have the RPM on the box ..
TrevorH
does the card have any form of BIOS or are there options in the motherboard BIOS for them that let you override the MAC address?
sawgood
rpm -ivh kmod-e1000e-3.1.0.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
@TrevorH: its a rather basic small form factor box and I didn' t pay attention to the BIOS, but I will reboot it and look
The RPM install is taking a bit of time
TrevorH
the elrepo rpms have to rebuild the initramfs
of the 21 MAC addresses on my home lan, none have those low order 2 bits set
sawgood
said it is Done.
wolfy
reboot
sawgood
ok
wolfy
sawgood: if it still does not work, look for a newer BIOS for your system
those MAC addresses are extremely odd
sawgood
I rebooted ...
ifconfig still only shows eth0
TrevorH
look in your BIOS if the ethernet card has no setup prompt during POST, see if there are reset options for the ethernet cards
sawgood
I'll look at the BIOS ... now ... I have to get a monitor hooked back up to the box
thanks for helping this far ... moving the box now to a monitor, and I'll be back later
TrevorH
without those bits set it would be 00:01:8C MegaVisi # Mega Vision
which still sounds odd
if it's a plugin card then it might be worth unplug/replugging it
wolfy
"<sawgood> Hi: I got this Atom (small form factor) PC (with Mini ITX main board) (5 NICs on the main board)"
might not be possible to reseat the card
TrevorH
no, my suspicion currently is "busted"
wolfy
yeap, sadly that might be true. or it's some odd chinese stuff
sawgood
I'm on pretty good terms with the vendor, so we can probably ask for a different main board (we really only need 3 NICS)
wolfy
I've learned to no longer be amazed by their inventiveness
sawgood
its for a sniffer box
TrevorH
"we ran out our allotted mac addresses, lets just add some bits..."
wolfy
TrevorH: exact;y
TrevorH
I see your typing is as good as mine tonight ;)
wolfy
sawgood: why not use a decent switch and mirror the port ?
my tipinh is alqays goof
melt7777
orionp: still cannot seem to get this thing to install, i have tried a million options for the past 2 hours, http://i.imgur.com/HB1pxlZ.png
sorry, "thing to install" meaning i cannot get virt to create the vm for me
wolfy
ruger glock and uzi ? got any M16 or AK47 as well ? :)
orionp
melt7777 - you might try the virt channel - http://libvirt.org/contact.html#irc
TrevorH
melt7777: could you not use pastebin.centos.org in plain text rather than screenshots?
melt7777
trevorh, if that is preferred, no problem :)
TrevorH
I could then cut and paste your .sh and run it and see what it says if I change virt-install to echo virt-install
melt7777
sweet, thank orionp, i was just noticing that a lot of the differences between what i am doing on 7 and all of the walkthroughs i can see that seem to work with 6 :D
TrevorH: http://pastebin.centos.org/30571/ here is the output
sawgood
wolfy: two of the three NICS are going to be bonded
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