Re: stock kernel 2.6.12 eth0/eth1 swapped
On Dec 10, 2005, at 8:18 PM, Charles Plessy wrote:
So somehow, this problem must be tackled in some way, otherwise I
that there will be a lot of "the installer does not work" reports...
Amen to that!
After much go-round, here's _a_ recipe that might help (Kudos to
Johannes for his suggestion):
1. apt-get install hotplug ethtool ifrename (if you don't already
have them, as I didn't after I dist-upgraded to etch or after I
installed linux-image-2.6.12...--so I used the 2.4 kernel)
2. init 6 (so to get a hotplug'd env.)
3. ifconfig -a (to get a list of eth<x> devices)
4. ethtool -i eth<x> ( for all eth<x>; and note driver name)
5. create a /etc/iftab that looks like:
eth0 driver <driver for desired eth0>
eth1 driver <driver for desired eth1>
I ended up with an /etc/iftab that reads:
eth0 driver sungem
eth1 driver eth1394
I'll leave it to others to point out what pitfalls might remain, but
it ''worked on my machine''! YMMV.
FWIW, unstable network device names must make it exceedingly
difficult to get a working installer.
By the way, what is this second eth interface on iMac G5? The broadcom
I'd suspect it's the firewire.