Additional Network Card (Token Ring)

I tested this on E-smith version 4.1.2 Written by Allen (


Example: Example Equipment:
  1. Load E-smith 4.1.X on your machine and configure the first 2 network adapters. Test machine to verify the first two are working.
  2. Verify the module your network card needs is in /lib/modules/2.2.16-22/net Directory. If not, find the module on the internet and copy it to this directory.
  3. Create the custom template directory for /etc/modules.conf
    mkdir /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/modules.conf
    cp /etc/e-smith/templates/etc/modules.conf/* /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/modules.conf
  4. Create a file for the additional network cards. Start the name with the number 11 or 12, so it is built after the file 10EthernetDrivers. This file will add a line to /etc/modules.conf which will link the driver module to the network interface. My madge token ring module is "mtok" and my network interface was "tr0". My second ethernet card was a 3c590 and used the module "3c59x". You might want to use pico to create these files.
  5. Expand the template:
    /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/modules.conf
  6. Create a config file for each new interface in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts (The Name of these config files must have the device name in them)
  7. Start the interface: (this will happen automatically on reboot, but do it now to save rebooting)
  8. Check status of Interfaces:
  9. Check the log file for any error messages
  10. Give the Network "local network" rights with the e-smith web manager.