> Basically, when entering runlevel 3, the cards get
> initialised... in an ideal world. eth0 is fine but eth1 gives:Delaying
> Initialization and a big red [FAILED]
> I get the same when doing ifup eth1
Does the kernel find the two ethernet cards at boot?
Look through dmesg | less.
In some (maybe all???) cases, you need to add an
option to the kernel's command line (via append=
in /etc/lilo.conf or manually at the LILO prompt) to
tell it to look for the second and subsequent ethernet
For example, my firewall has:
in /etc/lilo.conf. This should to tell the kernel to "Go
and autoprobe for an eth1" and it should be able to
automatically detect the type, IRQ, I/O addr, etc.
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