Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 252395
RHEL 5 network configuration lost when moving removable drives
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:08:03 EDT
Description of problem:
The network configuration is lost when a removable hard drive with RHEL 5 is
moved from one computer to another. Both computers are the same brand and
model and are equipped with the same hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the RHEL 5 hard drive in computer #1.
2. Configure the Ethernet device with a static IP address.
3. Reboot computer #1 and note that the network configuration is maintained.
4. Remove hard drive and install in computer #2.
At boot, computer hangs with the message "Obtaining IP information" and later
fails to start the network interface.
At worst, expect Kudzu to come up and ask to migrate the network
configuration. At best, expect all network settings to be maintained.
The original ifcfg-eth0 file looks like this:
When the computer finally comes up, the ifcfg-eth0 file has been changed to
# Intel Corporation 8255xER/82551IT Fast Ethernet Controller
This is changed in the upcoming RHEL 5.2 updates; the network configuration will
not be changed if there is no HWADDR in the config file.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 288441 ***