cloning virtualbox VMs

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Mar 31 23:00:50 UTC 2009

Karl Auer wrote:

> Hi There.
> I have this odd problem: When I clone a VirtualBox VM, networking will
> not work in the clone. Specifically, there is no eth0 device!
> Some hints in Google led me to edit the
> file /etc/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules to ignore VB
> MAC addresses.

Are you putting these cloned machines on the same LAN?  Certainly you should
be giving them different MAC addresses.  Which in VirtualBox you would do
by pushing a button that says something like "generate MAC address".

> Is anyone out there using cloned VirtualBox VMs successfully? If so,
> what did you do to make it work?

Yeah, and nothing :-)
> BTW this is all with VirtualBox 2.1.4, using "host interface" network
> adaption.

but not since 1.6

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