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Re: [opensuse] Disableing persistent NIC names
  • From: Koenraad Lelong <k.lelong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:36:55 +0200
  • Message-id: <4A3B4E27.2090601@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen schreef:
Koenraad Lelong wrote:

I have a case where I want to disable the persistence of NIC names.
Actually I have a SuseStudio appliance that has to be used on
different PC's. Every time I put the USB-stick in another PC there is
another NIC name (ethx), and it's unconfigured. I would like to have
always eth0, using the configuration of eth0.
I found it has something to do with
/etc/udev/rules.d/70.persistent-net.rules. Every NIC used has it's
entry there. What is writing those rules ? Can it be disabled ?

You can just delete those lines, and they'll be auto-generated each


Hi Per,
Thanks for the suggestion, but that's not a real solution. The whole point of the stick is that an "innocent" user can plug it in, boot and "use" the appliance.
I found out I can't use a live-cd because the ftp-server the appliance contains needs to be able to download files.
But it seems a valid assumption that removing the file (or making it empty) will work. Now finding out when and how to do this.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
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