I seem to remember have seeing something like: MAC=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX.
in older config scripts, could that be what you are suggesting ?
In Suse as of ver 10 they name the config script after the mac-address of the relevant interface. (ifcfg-eth-id-xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)
How is it solved if I canīt do that ?
Okay, I think that pretty much pinpoints the problem. Without having the scripts available to read, I'm thinking the problem arises something like this:
- init script reserves eth0 for an interface with MAC 'XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX'
- no such MAC hardware is found
- same problem with eth1,
- but, there is
a hardware interface found, with a different MAC;
- so, a network configuration for eth2 is created
- repeat for eth3.
Without actually seeing the network setup scripts, I can't really guess at how to remedy things. Perhaps you can post them, or perhaps someone has already solved this problem, or has an intimate knowledge of the Suse networking setup system.