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When you are configuring the SUSE Linux OS while installing it, you reach a point where you must enter the logical and physical names (MAC addresses) of the network interfaces.
This topic explains how to launch a user shell during the SUSE Linux OS configuration to obtain the logical and physical network interface names that you need to continue with the configuration.
Before You Begin
Find and record the MAC addresses of all your physical ports from their labels.
The message Loading Linux Kernel appears followed by the SUSE splash screen, then the Choose a Keyboard Map screen appears.
The user shell launches, and the Rescue Login prompt appears.
The Rescue prompt appears.
# ifconfig -a
The output of the Linux SUSE named and physical named network interfaces appear. See the following sample output in Step 5 as an example.
If you have multiple network interfaces and the output of interfaces scrolls off the top of the screen, you can display the output per interface.
# ifconfig eth#
where eth# is the interface number. For example, if you type:
# ifconfig eth0
The output for eth0 appears.
In the sample output above:
Note - This MAC address is an example; the MAC addresses in your server will be different.
You need to refer to this record when configuring the network interfaces during the Linux SUSE OS installation.