This is a problem I solved before but unfortunately I forgot the answer. I am running 5.8 SOHO and after upgrading or changing configuration somehow my network device is not booted. I have two cards one internal and one PCI. I am using the PCI card. The problem if I remember correctly is Linux's problem in naming device. I can start network from VASM but reconfiguring doesn't hold on reboot.
If someone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Thanks