When I go into BIOS, I only have a few options.
For SATA - I can switch the operation from ATA to Disabled. Disabling it leads to the SATA controllers to be hidden. There isn't a native or IDE mode for the hardware. As for raid options, there aren't any so I'm assuming it's not enabled. For boot sequence I have it set to legacy.
I've made sure to do an md5sum check for both 5.2 and 6.2 and both checked out fine. As for the NIC card, I've removed the NIC card and just used the on-board NIC and still ran into the same eth0 error. I've even disabled the on-board NIC and used the extra NIC card and I still get the error.
I noticed another post where the user received the same error. I have yet to try any commands to fix this.
Ben, I've contacted both Dell and Intel in hopes they would have drivers for the chipset but they only have it for Windows. I have no experience compiling my own drivers.
I'm not sure if this helps, but the following is my chipset and motherboard type.
Dell Optiplex 390
Intel® H61 Express chipset
BIOS version: A05
Motherboard: DIH61R/Palm Beach_SFF 10106-1 48 . 3EQ02 . 011
Part Number: 0F6X5P
Any other suggestions as to what I can do it would be greatly appreciated.