Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12974
network eth0 device fails to start after upgrade
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:14:26 EDT
upgraded from 6.2 to beta 2
during reboot I get an error during networking startup; after logging in
ifconfig only shows the loopback device, not the eth0 device (which was
working fine under 6.2)
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart gives this
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
Setting network parameters [OK]
Bringing up interface lo [OK]
Bringing up interface eth0 Delaying eth0 initialization.
lsmod does not show the module for my 3Com networking card (in fact, it
shows no modules loading--I wonder if this is related to bug 12972--yep, I
think that's the problem (I just did a depmod -a ; /etc/rc.d/init.d/network
restart and everything is fine)
I confirm this happens with both 3c509 (ISA), and the 3c59x drivers (PCI).
Additionally, this occurs with the DHCP device setup as well.
It's a failover problem from the bad upgrade logic causing the correct
modutils to not be installed.