no link present error with Enterprise

From: Harmonious Musician (
Date: 05/16/04

Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 14:14:47 GMT

I've tried redhat mandrake before (not the same computer)
and had sound card problems.

I thought I'd give Enterprise AS 2.4.21-4.EL a try.
I can't seem to get it online.

While booting it reads:
Determining IP information for eth0 FAILED; no link present. check cable.
There are no other errors listed.

The link leds on the nic and router are on.

I'm duel booting with Windows-98 which works fine.

The nic is a 3com
Connected to a Linksys Router
(same results when connected directly to the cable modem)

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time..