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Old 07-22-2017, 08:10 AM   #1
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Cannot set static IP-Address in FC 10 on VMWare Workstation 12.5

Hi everybody,

short introduction: I am from germany, running linux since quite a while at home (started with Slackware in the 90th).

Now I want to convert my very old fedora core 10 into a virtual machine, and I got to the point, where I don't know anymore, how to set a static IP in this VM.

Obviously udev generates an eth1 (besides lo0 and pan0):

2: eth1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN qlen 1000
link/ether 00:0c:29:e0:8d:08 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet brd scope global eth1

Running "Network Configuration" on the gui I just see an eth0 in the devices tab, which is inactive and the activate-Button is grey. In the Hardware-Tab I see pan0 and eth1.

You can assign a static IP to this eth0 and the configuration is also written to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, but restarting network or rebooting does not have any effect. Interestingly I do not find a ifcfg-eth1 in this directory and creating one with static entries does not help either.

In "Network Configuration" I also tried to copy eth0 and assign it to eth1 with the same mac-address as eth1, but I get this error:

# service network restart
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0: Device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.


# cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

# Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rule written by anaconda)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:0c:29:df:c2:aa", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x1022:0x2000 (pcnet32)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:0c:29:dd:1c:b3", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth1"

# PCI device 0x1022:0x2000 (pcnet32)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:0c:29:e0:8d:08", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth1"

To be honest, I have no idea, where the system gets the info, that eth1 is the interface to be used and I do not know where to change it to be a static address.

Any help is appreciated
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I tried to clone a similar Fedora a while back. Seems that era Fedoara didn't like to be cloned even. In my case the network names needed to be correct as eth0 and such but jumped up to eth9. Anyway the best way to convert is to use VMware's converter on the original.

So it looks like the old information is there but you need to make the system remove the old nic's and install new ones.

Then or maybe before really you need to use the custom option of choice for making a static ip in the vmware app generally by using Virtual Network Editor.

Think this is right. Ideas from these places.

I guess one might be able to make a dhcp lease also of one number.
One might make a second IP address on host and bridge to it.


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