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Re: new problem - networking is strange

H.S. wrote:
Miles Fidelman wrote:
As some of you have followed (and helped - THANKS!), I had a server
crash, moved all my disks to a 2nd chassis, and have been busily
restoring things.

Meanwhile, I discovered that I really didn't have a hardware failure on
my 1st chassis - a disk drive failed in a way that dragged things down.

As I start bringing the 1st server back up (with the drives swapped from
the backup chassis), a new symptom has cropped up, when I bring the
machine up, eth0 doesn't start. Nor can I bring it up with ifconfig eth0
up - I get an error message "error fetching interface" "device not found"

Now, the /etc/network/interfaces file defines the interface and lspci
lists the interface card; AND, when I boot from a liveCD, I can access
the net just fine.

So.... anybody have any ideas or suggestions?

Is udev giving your interface a new name (ethx instead of, say eth0)?
how would I check that, and why would it just start doing that?

Miles R. Fidelman, Director of Government Programs
Traverse Technologies 145 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA  02111

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