Description of problem:
When compiling a kernel from source eth0 fails on startup.
After looking around the system I realized the dhcpcd package
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Compile a custom kernel from source (used 2.4.21-pre3)
boot the PC
install package dhcpcd (redhat 7.3)
Steps to Reproduce:
Install of phoebe was from scratch (not an upgrade)
Realtek 8139 onboard NIC
dhclient is the DHCP client.
I would guess that the problem is related to your custom kernel. Please make sure to
revert to a stock environment for reproducing any future bugs.