Hello guys. Weird problem I'm having when adding a new eth to my Fedora 10 machine. It's the first time in many years I needed to do this (add a new card after install), but I really needed another one...
After adding the new card (I already had 3 cards: eth0, eth1, eth2) I booted the server expecting to see the new eth3 card (the new card is a very common Realtek 8139)
The first thing I noticed was the long time it took Fedora to start UDEV (before adding the new card, UDEV would start at the beginning in less than a second). Well, this time it took UDEV about 40 seconds to finally show the [OK].
When booting finished I checked to see the new card with a "dmesg | grep eth3" but there was no such card. After that I discovered that the new card was actually named "eth2_rename". I thought it was strange but because I was in a hurry I configured the card as it was. Everything went smoothly..... until the next reboot that is. After rebooting, the new card was no longer named "eth2_rename" it was named "eth1_rename"... And of course, my configuration for "eth2_rename" was no longer valid.
So basically, everytime I reboot, UDEV lingers for about one minute, and renames the eth adapter, giving it a different name on each reboot (always a name containing "ethX_rename".
Of course, I tried in a lot of ways to rename the card myself, I even booted Gnome, entered the system network configuration, but could not find a viable solution.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks !