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Old 11-20-2005, 05:16 AM   #1
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How to change x in ethx in Mandrake


I had two eth cards in my Mandrake Box. A built-in eth1 card and Realtek eth0 (Mandrake numbered them). I removed the external eth0, but the built-in NIC card still numbered eth1 by mandrake.
I have a script that looks for an eth0 only to attach itself to its MAC address. Changing ethx number is easy in other distributers like FC, but I don't know how to do that in Mandrake.
Mandrake also tries to activate the removed NIC card during booting before it reports back a fail.
Any suggestions of how I change the eth card number?

Old 11-21-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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Even Mandrake must have an interfaces file where it defines the cards. Change that file.


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