Hello all. This is my first foray into this OS so please be gentle. So heres the situation. I had a ten year old Dell desktop that I decided to try and turn into a dedicated firewall PC. Did some searching on the interwebs and it seemed that ClearOS was the most user friendly way to accomplish this. So I burned the ISO, booted from it, and was able to install the OS without too much of a hassle. However, on the first screen, the OS is unable to pick up an IP address. The PC is plugged directly into the router via ethernet. Link lights are good. If I attempt to assign an IP manually that I know is on the network I get an "oops" error message. Any help would be appreciated.
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Accepted AnswerThe process from the console is more or less:
- create a folder to mount the device into e.g. "mkdir /usb"
- plug in the USB stick and issue the command "dmesg". You should see the plug in event in the last few lines. You are looking to see how the device is identified (probably sdb or sdb1)
- mount the USB stick into /usb "mount /dev/sdb1 /usb". Replace /dev/sdb1 with whatever you see in the dmesg command
- go into the stick "cd /usb"
- you can see what is there with a "ls" command
- install the driver. You can probably take a shortcut "rpm -ivh *.rpm" - saves typing.
- try loading the driver "modprobe e100"
In Linux you should unload the USB stick before removing it (or remove it with the server shut down).
umount /usb (or perhaps umount /dev/sdb1)
After plugging in the usb pen it may be worth checking if hotplugging mounts it automatically (I don't have a system to test). Do an "ls /mnt" and see if anything appears there. If it does, you can cd to it and install from there.
Accepted AnswerThis is not so good if you have little Linux experience. RHEL, in EL7, removed a lot of old drivers from the distro. This affects CentOS7 and therefore ClearOS7. One of the drivers removed was the e100 driver for your NIC so it is not supported in ClearOS7. All is not lost, however. You could run ClearOS6 (probably not the best solution), or I have the kmod-e100 driver compiled here. You'll need to find a way of getting it onto your PC somehow. I don't think ClearOS7 auto-mounts USB drives but you can try, otherwise google how to mount a USB drive in Linux. Install the driver either with a "yum localinstall kmod-e100-3.5.24-1.clearos7.njh.x86_64.rpm", or, not so good, "rpm -ivh kmod-e100-3.5.24-1.clearos7.njh.x86_64.rpm". Then reboot the server or perhaps just do a "modprobe e100" and you should be OK.
Accepted AnswerPresumably it is in standalone mode - no firewall. If it is, can you confirm that the NIC is set as external?
Which version of ClearOS are you installing?
Can you get to a command line from the console (alt+f2 or ctl+alt+f2)? If so, can you run the command "lspci -k | grep Eth -A 3"? What is the NIC type (the first line) and the driver in use?