I am running Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) and would like to set up a static IP address. I work with RHEL so I thought I would be able to locate a file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 but I have no such file on my system .
I recently installed CentOS 7 on my desktop computer and decided on the minimal install. It couldn't find a network device in the installation process, but I went ahead and installed it anyway. /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 didn't exist to start.
What's the use of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* files ? In some cases ifconfig lists the interface eth0 but I don't find the corresponding ifcfg-eth0 file whereas in other instances if I create the ifcfg-eth1 file and restart the network like service network restart - this interface is not listed in ifconfig ??