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After all these years, I finally figured out how to configure udev to load my network devices in the correct order.
In the past I compiled my own kernels and could force the card I wanted to be eth0 by compiling it into the kernel, then loading the card I wanted as eth1 as a module. This worked well. Of course, udev provides a "better" way, and now that it's five years old, I finally decided to learn it!
As with most things Linux, it was easy to do, once...
Posted 07-11-2009 at 09:57 AM bystureedy Updated 11-19-2009 at 06:44 AM bystureedy
This is the (probably boring) history if my love affair with Linux:
I do not recall the date I first began using Linux. I do remember that my first install was using UMSDOS filesystem on a DOS/Windows3 box . . . back when Slackware still used "disk sets." My best guess is 3rd or 4th quarter of 1994.
I chose Slackware way back then, because the speed of the ftp site on which it was hosted.
Once I got a taste of Linux, I was in love! I switched...