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Dual PXE NIC Issues
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:59:30 am »
Guys,

My media director computer is a Compaq Evo d510s slimline desktop with integrated Intel Pro100 PXE NIC disabled in BIOS.  I added a Broadcom Gigabit PXE NIC and built a media director folder structure on my Core.

Issue: When computer boots the Broadcom NIC grabs an address from the CORE (192.168.80.3) and downloads the initial kernel BUT the Intel NIC is found and attempts to grab an address as eth0 causing the following error

/init: .: line 1: can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
[65.440961] Kernel panic - no syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Needless to say my keyboard lights are flashing and I am done.

How I fixed it.  Boot to a Kubuntu 8.10 live cd and copied the configuration of the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules into the /usr/pluto/diskless/##/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules to fix the NIC order. 

# PCI device 0x14e4:0x1653 (tg3)  <== My gigabit NIC
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:10:18:09:d2:8f", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x8086:0x103b (e100)  <== The 'disabled' onboard NIC
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:08:02:8d:2d:10", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth1"

I did not have to modify the ##/etc/network/interfaces file because of the extra NIC.  I hope this helps someone.

Joseph Hume
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