[arch-general] Device "eth0" does not exist - how to bring up?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Mar 15 13:24:39 EDT 2013


  After update that installed systemd, chrooting the system successfully starts
the network and eth0 is present. However, when booting natively to the system no
eth0 is present. Attempting /etc/rc.d/network restart results in "Device eth0
does not exist." According to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd,
until I append init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd to the kernel line and reboot, the
system should still process the initscripts normally. However this does not
occur. 'cat /proc/1/comm' still shows 'init' so I cannot figure out why I do not
have an eth0.

  Appending init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd does bring up systemd and the system
boots until X starts and the system hangs. It still responds to ctrl+alt+del,
but will not switch to the graphical interface. It is just stuck. Is there a way
to bring eth0 up under the old initscripts until I get the X hang sorted out?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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