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Re: Network Card Naming Issue



On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 6:37 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 06:15 +0530, Manish Kathuria wrote:
>> Whenever a network card is replaced in Fedora 9, many times the new
>> NIC takes a new logical interface name instead of taking the original
>> interface name. For example, if a network card eth0 is removed from a
>> Fedora 9 system and is replaced by another network card, the new card
>> appears as eth1 or eth2 instead of eth0.
>
> Do you have an eth0 configuration file that has a HWADDR= line in it,
> with the MAC of your old ethernet card after the equals sign?  If so,
> then it's holding eth0 for that card, even if that card isn't still in
> the box.  Remove the line, or set it to the MAC of your new card.
>
> See:  /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0
>
> --
> [tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
> 2.6.27.5-37.fc9.i686

Had already removed the offending line but it made no difference.


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