I have am old clunker with Centos 5.x,
it appears it developed NIC probs, couldn't reach it, when screen plugged
in, screen blank
on power up, it gave some eth0 messages;
I removed the 3COM PCI NIC, starred at it for a while whilst nodding my
head, then, put it back in
machine booted OK, BUT, is now on DHCP address, not what it was, fixed IP
I've 'ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.5....' ; 'route add -net...'
that returned it desired IP OK, but, on reboot, it reverts to DHCP
what do I need to make it stick ?
(tried editing some /etc/sysconfig files, but, it was telling something
about hardlinks, so I didn't)