Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 275131
Nvidia MCP55 eth0,eth1 not working after updating from initial install
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:08:16 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 7
2. When popup notifying you that updates are available update
with all updates available. This update the kernel from 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 to
3. Reboot system. Text screen pops up with a lines saying:
"Determining ip information for eth0.. failed no link present" skips to eth1
and says same thing
The network cable is plugged into eth1.
Sometimes eth1 will give message saying that it is ok but after the bootup
the network fails to work
To have network connectivity with the 188.8.131.525-fc7 kernel
The startup log is attached.
Created attachment 185241 [details]
boot log when using kernel 184.108.40.2065.fc7
I have just upgraded to F7 from FC5 on a machine that has two Ethernet cards.
After that upgrade, the DHCP transaction with the cable modem ISP failed.
It turns out that eth0 and eth1 have been inverted: the card connected to the
modem used to be called eth0, but now that card is called eth1, even though the
physical connections did not change. I just had to edit the two Ethernet devices
in "Network Configuration" to switch their roles and things went back to normal.
Right now, eth0 is a Realtek card and eth1 is an nVidia MCP55.
My kernel is 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.
I would like to know how and why this interface inversion happens.
Can't tell if this should be kernel or initscripts.
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