Install Error eth0 does not exist


I am a newbie trying to install Asterisk with free PBX to a new Asus netbook 1015E. Both 32 and 64 bit installs stop with error message:

The following problem occurred on line 11 of the kickstart file.
The provided network interface eth0 does not exists.
Exit Installer

From a quick search, it sounds like it has to do with the netbook using a new name for the ethernet interface, but I don’t see anywhere in the BIOS where this can be changed. I also never could find a good explanation about how to fix the problem.

Help please?




Thanks for resonding but none of those suggestions is working.

At the install prompt, I tried

1 biosdevname=0
1 biosdevname=eth0
1 biosdevname=em1

But all come back with the same eth0 device does not exist error.

Any other ideas? Is AsteriskNow CentOS the latest version?

I wonder if it is because the eee pc 1015e has only wireless internet? If so, would adding USB to internet adapter work?


You’d be better off to just install a base OS on that laptop then install some kind of hypervisor and then install AsteriskNOW on that. Then you can have more control over the ethernet interface that you’re NAT’d or bridging behind.


Sorry about that - it does have a wired jack.

Well, the laptop came with Ubunty preinstalled with everything working. Can I install AsteriskNow on it? It seemed like I was supposed to the OS + AsteriskNow. Is there a separate AsteriskNow only download somewhere?

Apparently the install doesn’t like your laptop. As it is, the current ISO won’t install unless there’s an eth0, and the CentOS that’s being installed by AsteriskNOW isn’t detecting one, but some other hardware interface address instead (thanks Fedora).

We’ve been working on an updated ISO that might alleviate that, but I don’t have a release timeframe for you.


But, if you want to take the Ubuntu you’ve got and just toss FreePBX on it, try the instructions here - … Id=1409028

Really though, if you’re just trying to kick the tires, install VirtualBox, and setup a new VM, and install on top of that. The only thing you might suffer is audio quality during conferences if the VM can’t get reliable timing from the host system. But, if you’re kicking tires, that’s not too great a concern.