kudzu does not make ifcfg-ethX.bak file

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • After cloning a VM with VMWare, kudzu does not make the ifcfg-ethX.bak file.
  • Running kudzu after hardware changes have been made does not result in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX.bak being created for new devices.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Changing the system such that /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and actual configuration differ.

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