Bug#407460: USB ethernet interface renamed after installation on NSLU2 which causes the system to be inaccessible
* Joey Hess <email@example.com> [2007-02-13 16:27]:
> I take it that netcfg's use of link detection doesn't make it default to
> eth1 in this case?
No, oldsys-preseed always sets netcfg/choose_interface. Although now
I'm starting to wonder whether this is a good idea...
> The rule could go in rootskel for arm only, but it would need to be one
> that only affected the nslu2 and not other arms. If that is not possible
> in a udev rule, we would have to make rootskel move the rule into place
> during early boot if it detected an nslu2.
The rule Gordon suggested could be included on all arm machines since
it mentions the ixp4xx driver:
# Built-in Ethernet Adapter (NPE-B microcode not present)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", DRIVERS=="ixp4xx_mac", NAME="eth1"
And then the unofficial ixp4xx image which contains the microcode
would simply need to remove that file from the initramfs.
Anyway, I'm away from my slug for the next 3 weeks, but maybe someone
can try adding such a udev rule and the nic-modules udeb and see
whether it works.