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Old 11-23-2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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setting up new nic card on old version of Fedora


I'm very new to Linux. We have a server on our network (using Solaris 8) that may have had a faulty nic card. So I've installed a new network card on it. Now I would like to use that card instead of the old one which is attached to the motherboard. The only o/s on this machine is an older version of Fedora.

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Old 11-23-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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I'm confused -- is the machine running Solaris or the old version of Fedora? In either case, ifconfig -a should show both the old, failing card and the new card. In Fedora you can create new interface files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts -- look at the scripts for the existing NIC card to give you an idea what you need to do.
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Thank you for your response. It was very helpful. This machine has Fedora running on it, but it accesses disks on a network running Solaris 8.

ifconfig -a showed both network cards as you stated.

Then I renamed the script ifcfg-eth0 to ifcfg-eth1 and changed "DEVICE" and "HWADDR" to the new device (eth1) and hardware address (given by ifconfig -a).


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