Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 508794
Renumbers ethernet interfaces from Fedora 10
Last modified: 2009-10-27 04:16:58 EDT
Description of problem:
I was having a lot of difficulty in configuring a connection during Anaconda install and after successful boot into Fedora 11. Never got a connection during this period.
I have two single board ethernet interfaces and one quad board.
To reduce complexity, I had only two cables plugged in. While it was still Fedora 10, I copied off some files through my main LAN connection.
After awhile of trial and error network configuration (disabling NetworkManager in the process), I discovered that my eth0, eth1, eth2, eth3, eth4, eth5 were coming out of ports different from what they had been under Fedora 10.
After this nugget of information, I was able to proceed and do a successful network configuration.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# NetworkManager --help gives no version number
Tough to go back to Fedora 10 at this point
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start with Fedora 10 on a system with lots of ethernet ports
2. Write down the phys port -> ethN table
3. Install Fedora 11
4. Write down new phys port -> ethN table
Tables in step 2 and 4 above, are different
Tables in step 2 and 4 above, are the same
*** Bug 509333 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Persistent MAC -> ifname mappings are created and maintained by udev; it may be that Fedora started doing this only in F-11.
check and configure /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules