Bug 161695 - eth0 has different mac address than expected
eth0 has different mac address than expected
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2005-06-25 19:17 EDT by Jim Savage
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-02 11:07:40 EDT
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Description Jim Savage 2005-06-25 19:17:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installed RHEL 4 successfully on a dual boot Compaq deskpro (EN series).  Installed all of up2date recommended patches except new kernel patch.  Installed Oracle 10g.  Rebooted to Windows 2K workstation.  Rebooted to RHEL and network on eth0 will not come up.  Go to System-config-network and try to activate interface, but receive message "Device eth0 has different MAC address than expected, ingnoring".  Go Edit, Hardware tab to verify the MAC address, Probe returns errno 19 - no such device. I have verified that the MAC address is correct, and have verified that the NIC is working (boot to W2k and no problem).  I have tried "#service network restart", but this fails also.  Ifconfig does not recognize the interface.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Applications, system settings, network
2. click Activate button

Actual Results:  Receive message "Device eth0 has different MAC address than expected, ingnoring"

Expected Results:  activate eth0 interface

Additional info:
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2005-06-27 14:58:01 EDT
This looks like a support request. In order to file a support issue, please
either contact Red Hat's Technical Support line at 888-REDHAT-1 or file a web
ticket at http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/.  Bugzilla is not an official
support channel, has no response guarantees, and may not route your issue to the
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or group which can best assist you with this issue and will also allow Red Hat
to track the issue, ensuring that any applicable bug fix is included in all
releases and is not dropped from a future update or major release.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2005-09-02 11:07:40 EDT
closing... see comment #1

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