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Re: 2nd NIC named dev### instead of eth1

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 18:42, Paul Raines wrote:
> We added a 2nd E1000 gig card to a box with Fedora Core 2 running
> the 2.6.6-1.435smp kernel.  Instead of coming up as eth1 it comes
> up as dev### where ### is a random number that changes each boot.
> # lspci | grep thernet
> 03:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82541GI/PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
> 04:02.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
> (rev 02)
> # cat /proc/net/dev | cut -d: -f1 | tail +3
>      lo
> dev265
>    eth0
> # ifconfig dev265
> dev265    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:0C:60:A1:0A
>            inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>            UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>            RX packets:778 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>            TX packets:744 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>            collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>            RX bytes:138956 (135.6 Kb)  TX bytes:219175 (214.0 Kb)
>            Base address:0x7000 Memory:d2120000-d2140000
> I can configure it with IP info and it works as ifconfig above shows.
> I can create a /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-dev265 for it.
> But since the number changes randomly each boot, I have to do this
> by hand every boot.
> Why does it not come up as eth1? The kernel messages seem to refer to
> eth1:

Maybe alias eth1 e1000 in modprobe.conf will help.


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