[CentOS] network trouble with asus P5LD2-VM board

Mon Feb 6 20:35:17 UTC 2006
David M. Shirley <david at staff.webquarry.com>

I am trying to install centos 4.2 on an Asus P5LD2-VM and cannot for  
the life of me get networking to work.

The installer does not see the onboard Gbit ethernet port nor can I  
configure at after installation.

It gives no errors when I modprobe e1000 to insert the drivers but I  
cannot "ifup eth0" without getting a "device eth0 does not seem to be  
present, delaying initialization." error message.  (yes I have the  
ifcfg-eth0 file set up properly)

What am I missing?