Issues about anaconda setting up NICs

Gerry Tool gstool at
Wed Mar 29 19:17:06 UTC 2006

Dan Thurman wrote:
> Folks,
> As I suspected when I first installed FC5-T3, that somehow the network
> cards are being setup backwards when setting it up via anaconda. My
> eth0 and eth1 cards are backwards from anaconda but when I finally
> got all my stuff updated and installed in FC5-T3, what I did was to
> blow away the ifcfg-eth0 & ifcfg-eth1 definition files (setup initially
> via anaconda) in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and ensured these also
> did not exists in /etc/sysconfig/networking, I rebooted the system and
> sure enough these files did not exists nor did I expect it to.  So,
> proceeding and selected gnome-menu: System->Administration->Network,
> I looked into the hardware devices tab and the eth0 and eth1 NIC cards
> were properly assigned as I expected it to be.  So it was a simple
> matter of completing the rest of the parameters and everything is setup
> just fine.
> I find this behavior exactly the same with the production release of FC5
> as well.
> So, my point is, that if you multi-boot as I do, Fedora is the one that
> is choosing the NIC cards is backwards compared to other OS's I have
> installed in my system and all because anaconda asks for eth0 and eth1
> settings in a backward fashion.  Now that I got it corrected, I can MB
> to different OS's without being forced to change my network cable
> assignments.
> Please fix this behavior and get it right.
> Kind regards,
> Dan
If you expect to get it fixed, this list is not the only place to note it. 
File a bug in, otherwise it is not a bug.

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