On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 09:36 -0500, John W. Linville wrote:
In that thread you indicated that you had previously used orinoco,
which would have given you an ethX name for that same MAC address.
So somewhere that association has stuck. Perhaps you are using an
HWADDR line in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1?
It could also be the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file.
This bit me recently when I couldn't tell for the life of me why
interfaces constantly showed up as eth1 or eth2 instead of eth0 no
matter how hard I tried. Editing the ifcfg-ethX files didn't matter
since udev was whacking it first.
Nuke 70-persistent-net.rules (it will be recreated so don't lose any
sleep) and you may be in business.
David Hollis <dhollis(a)davehollis.com>