January 12, 2005
AMD64 Gentoo Linux on Biostar K8 Motherboard
If you're attempting to put AMD64 Gentoo Linux on a machine with a Biostar K8 motherboard, the onboard ethernet isn't recognized when you boot from the LiveCD (I think I'm using the minimal one).
A look at the specs reveals the onboard LAN is a VIA VT6103. I dug around the drivers list and found two VIA options, the first one did the trick:
modprobe via-rhineI love it when things just work, but if they don't just work I love it if the first think you try makes it work.
Oh . . . and if your disk drives aren't showing up becuase you are using an Adaptec SCSI PCI card (no drives on motherboard):
Posted by mike at January 12, 2005 8:40 PM