Weird issue with Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a Sunfire x2200

Greetings and Saluations.

I was recently bequeathed a SunFire X2200 1U to learn on. And well I chose Ubuntu for the software. The server has 4 NICs on it (2xBroadcom: eth0 & 1 and 2xNvidia: eth2 & 3) which were all detected during the installation.

I chose eth0 during the installation but it is not getting an IP assigned to it from my router with DHCP. I edited the /etc/network/interfaces and changed the following:

auto lo iface lo inet loopback  auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp 


auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static   address   netmask   gateway   dns-nameservers 

I saved and restarted the networking service (sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart) but it is still not working (a reboot had no effect either).

I have also tried setting it back to DHCP and trying it manually (sudo dhclient eth0) but it is still not being assigned an ip address, it also does not matter which nic I use, all have the same result.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

p.s. I had ESXi 5.5.0 running before Ubuntu and it was working with all the nics with out issue.

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dc288x 2 body  

Check ifconfig to make sure the interfaces are ethX instead of emX.

dzyan[S] 1 bod  

ifconfig is showing as:

eth0   Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:24:2d:ec:f7        UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500 Metric:1        RX Packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0        TX Packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0        collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000        RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) 

On a side note, I tried Ubuntu 14.04.1 Live CD and the networking worked fine with it.

dzyan[S] 1 bod  

Well figured it out. I disabled the Nvidia NICs through the Bios.

Weird issue with Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a Sunfire x2200