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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

udev: eth0 stopped working - renamed to eth2


After putting new ethernet cards my ubuntu renamed eth0 to eth2 and eth1 to eth3. I wanted to have my old names back.

in dmesg there was:

eth0 –> renamed to eth2.

All you have to do is delete all old entries in:

and you’ll have eth0 and eth1 names back.


  1. I know this is an old post, but I have an old VM that suddenly stopped working. Your trick not only got me back eth0 but got it to work properly. Thanks.

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