device names in Ubuntu

Kevin Wilson wkevils at
Tue Jun 4 12:05:43 UTC 2013


Thanks for your answer.

>biosdevname is now enabled by default on 12.10 alternate/server

I have 13.04 server installation and it works with the old traditional naming
scheme. I don't know what is 12.10 alternate/server installs.


On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 01, 2013 at 04:27:53PM +0300, Kevin Wilson wrote:
>> I recently moved form Fedora to Ubuntu and I have found many advantages.
>> However, I wonder about one question:
>> In fedora, for some years now, the device name scheme was changed.
>> For example, for network devices,
>> instead of using eth0, eth1, etc there is
>> em1, em2 for embedded device (built in on the board)
>> and p1p1,p2p1, ... for PCI devices which are on the PCI slot.
>> It is due to a package name biosdevname developed by Dell
>> also RHE adpoted it.
>> My question is: I found this new scheme very comfortable.
>> Is there a reason that Ubuntu does not use it ? Does Ubuntu intend to
>> adopt it?
> We enabled this by default on new server installations since Ubuntu
> 12.10.
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