[K12OSN] switching eth0 and eth1

Patrick Healy phealy at dsusd.k12.ca.us
Thu May 20 21:45:28 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 10:18, Matthew Ross wrote:
> One example: NIC on the motherboard, which runs at 100Mbits is assigned 
> Eth0. Secondary Nic, which I have plugged in via PCI slot is assigned 
> Eth1... but this is my Gigabit network card.
> My solution: Turn off the onboard NIC, install another PCI NIC. Get the 
> order of the cards right so Linux asigns the Gigabit adapter to Eth0. 
> Works well enough for me, but a better solution must be out there.

I had the same situation and solved it the same way.
But when I looked at the files that changed as a result,
I wondered if just editing /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and swapping 
the lines
device: eth0
device: eth1 
would do the trick.

Does anyone know?

-- Pat Healy
Palm Desert High School

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