wired ethernet disabled between reboots, was: when startup delays become bugs

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed May 22 03:20:24 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-05-21 at 23:06 -0400, Chris Murphy wrote:

> The configuration files weren't renamed. The ip addr  or ip link reported device is what's different. The effect is that when the device is p5p1, yet there's a configuration file created by anaconda ifcfg-en5s0, even though that file has a line ONBOOT=yes, the wired connection wasn't automatically being enabled. But again, even I'm not understanding the intended behavior so part of this is learning and testing and the ensuing confusion.

Are you using a kickstart that installs biosdevname, perhaps? I _think_
the way its set up is that if biosdevname is installed, it 'wins the
race' with systemd and gets to name the devices, but biosdevname is not
in the installation environment and is not intended to be installed by

The intent of this setup is so that you keep the biosdevname names if
you do an upgrade of an existing system.

IMBW, but that's how I seem to recall it.
Adam Williamson
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