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Old 4th September 2008, 10:13 PM
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interface eth0 missing - RTNETLINK answers: File exists

I'm running Fedora 9 in a virtual machine (vmware).
After having had trouble with changing IP-addresses (didn't have a hand in the matter), I stopped the NetworkManager and startet the (for me) well known network-service:
/etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop
/sbin/chkconfig --level 35 NetworkManager off
/etc/init.d/network start
/sbin/chkconfig --level 35 network on.
Everything worked fine.
One or two reboots and now I'm not able to get the two network-interfaces up and running.
The message that I receive says:
interface eth0 missing, initialization delayed (it is in german, so I cannot tell you the exact english version)
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 (excerpt):
DNS=internet (not local)

I would appreciate any idea or suggestion.
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Old 4th September 2008, 10:20 PM
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How about your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0?
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Old 5th September 2008, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the response.
There is no

I've got two interfaces activated for this virtual machine.
Fedora recognized both and named them eth1 and eth2.
I don't know, why it began with eth1.

I will try to get to an older snapshot, to see if I can restore to it and reproduce what if have done.
If I get an idea, what happend, I will post it here.
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Old 9th September 2008, 11:46 AM
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This is not solved, but I hope, it will work

The status of the fresh installed 'Fedora 9' on the virtual machine, before any modification of the network settings:

#/etc/init.d/NetworkManager status

lo eth0
lo eth2

#ifconfig eth0

#ifconfig eth1

#ifconfig eth2
mac: 00:0C:29:E0:B7:46

#init 5

I tried to change the hardware-device to eth0:
(sorry for my dump translation from the german denotation)

Hardware: Edit: Netzwork-Adapter-Konfiguration -> eth0
Device: Edit: Hardware Device: bind to MAC-Address: (Value before applying any changes: 00:0c:29:8c:f3:67)
Get: no device found

The following seems to work:
Hardware: Edit: Netzwork-Adapter-Konfiguration -> eth2
Device: Edit: Hardware Device: bind to MAC-Address: (Value before applying any changes: 00:0c:29:8c:f3:67)
Get: (result 00:0c:29:e0:b7:46)
Nickname: eth2
enable ->ok

lo eth2
lo eth2

#ifconfig eth2
mac: 00:0C:29:E0:B7:46


lo eth2

#nano /etc/rc.local
-> /sbin/ifup eth2

end of the words of gracetodave
I hope that this is of any value to somebody
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Old 16th February 2012, 06:06 PM
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Arrow [SOLVED?] Re: interface eth0 missing - RTNETLINK answers: File exists


where $interface is your interface, i.e.: eth0, p3p1, etc.

Contains old MAC address of the interface, but the script file exists, therefore conflict in configuration.
ie.: Service tries to use detected setings, but ifcfg script exists, therefore "File exists" error.


Fix the MAC address in the script file, with MAC address from:
ifconfig $interface

--> If I find better solution, than fixing by hand, I may update this post.
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