I downloaded CentOS 5.2 Minimal Installation v1.3 pre-made VMWare virtual machine. After I upgraded CentOS from 5.2 to 5.4 (
yum upgrade), my network connection stopped working because it wasn’t getting a dhcp address. Turns out my ifcfg-eth0 file had the wrong “HDADDR”.
Luckily the solution was easy:
- Make note of the “HWaddr” from it’s output. You’re looking for a hex value that looks something like: 00:0c:29:72:46:d6
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0and make sure the HWADDR in that file is the same as the HWaddr from the ifconfig command
That solved the problem for me