Network issue on a cloned server

David Groos djgroos at
Sun Oct 4 22:29:29 BST 2009

Also--I need to add what alkisg recently posted on irc:

alkisg: dgroos: a quick answer for your mail: when you clone a linux pc, the
> ethX names change (e.g. eth2/eth3) and you need to update your files with
> the new names. A way around this is to delete this file and reboot:
> /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
> [3:16pm]
> alkisg: This way the names will become eth0/eth1 again.

I'll try all ideas and post results/what I learn on Monday :)


On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM, David Groos <djgroos at> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Sun, 04 Oct 2009, David Groos wrote:
>> > I believe that cloning, 'golden servers' from one machine to another can
>> be
>> > an effective implementation strategy for educators who are novice
>> Edubuntu
>> > users advocate FOSS.
>> I guess there's an argument for it anyway.
> I'm not advocating it as the best solution, only as one I understand and,
> as a Linux novice, can implement (with a bit of help).  I guess what I'm
> really advocating isn't this particular solution, but some *simple* solution
> that an enthusiast needn't be an expert to implement, a solution that allows
> for the simple set up of a thin client server with local-apps.  I've got to
> say that you developers are doing a great job, Jaunty is a big step up from
> Hardy from my nubie-perspective.  Also true is that I easily spent 80-100
> hours this summer, along with another 30+ hours of other, knowledgeable
> Linux (though not to LTSP) users locally to get the server working like I
> need it to work.  Add to this the various people who have helped give
> solve/add depth of understanding through this list server and through the
> wiki.  AND, especially alkisg who spent hours on #edubuntu as well helping
> me solve problems I encountered/created in the setup process and sbalneav
> who got Sabayon working.  So, a semi-simple solution (from a novices point
> of course) of setting up a robust server would be a great goal.
>> > Hopefully it is simple.  I'm having a problem on the cloned machine
>> dealing
>> > with network settings.  Besides /etc/network/interfaces, what other file
>> or
>> > files do people think that I need to look into and maybe adjust to get
>> my
>> > server functioning with a new static ip address for the WAN-side NIC
>> while
>> > keeping everything else the same?  The server is serving thin clients
>> using
>> > localapps.
>> /etc/network/interfaces is certainly the file you should be modifying to
>> change a static IP address.  If that's really the only change I'm not sure
>> what other file you should need to alter.  You would need to then restart
>> the networking service (sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart) to actually
>> apply that change.
> It took the network person a bit to even get the restarting to work, but it
> finally does.
>> What problem exactly are you finding?
> Please see above reply.
> Thanks Gavin!
>> Gavin
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