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August 15th, 2007

Move a Debian Etch (vmware) virtual machine

Posted by Treg in Howto's

Today, I had to move a Linux Debian Etch virtual machine to another vmware host. No problem, this is a rather simple operation. BUT my eth0 interface just disappeared when I powered the virtual machine on the other host.

I managed to solve this problem by following these rules:

  1. Edit the file /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules and delete all the occurrences of the lines like the one given: SUBSYSTEM==”net”, DRIVERS==”?*”, ATTRS{address}==”00:16:3e:aa:f9:f8″, NAME=”eth0
  2. Save the file and quit the editor.
  3. Reboot the virtual machine