[lfs-support] New Lfs 7.8 system with some boot up errors and a question on network

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 15 08:09:44 PST 2015

On 15 November 2015 at 14:03, Richard Melville
<richard.melville69 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 8 November 2015 at 20:37, William Harrington <kb0iic at berzerkula.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 6 Nov 2015 16:16:03 -0500
>> David Mehler <dave.mehler at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This next one goes with the network interface. I'd prefer my
>>> interfaces to be named eth0, eth1, etc and to let Linux worry about
>>> the driver needed, I like consistent interface names.
>>> [    3.930679] e1000 0000:02:01.0 eno16777736: renamed from eth0
>>> [    3.938555] udevd[2664]: renamed network interface eth0 to eno16777736
>>> There was a section in the book on this, which I have done, this is is
>>> indicating I missed something. Any ideas welcome.
>>> Thanks a lot.
>>> Dave.
>> Some more information: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/
>> This isn't the first time I've shared the link about predictable network interface names.
>> The LFS page discusses a bit of it:
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/chapter07/symlinks.html
>> Disable the assignment of fixed names, so that the unpredictable kernel names are used again. For this, simply mask udev's rule file for the default policy: ln -s /dev/null /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules (since v209: this file was called 80-net-name-slot.rules in release v197 through v208)
>> Create your own manual naming scheme, for example by naming your interfaces "internet0", "dmz0" or "lan0". For that create your own udev rules file and set the NAME property for the devices. Make sure to order it before the default policy file, for example by naming it /etc/udev/rules.d/70-my-net-names.rules
>> Alter the default policy file, for picking a different naming scheme, for example for naming all interface names after their MAC address by default: cp /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules, then edit the file there and change the lines as necessary.
>> Pass the net.ifnames=0 on the kernel command line (since v199)
>> Does the chapter7 symlink page need an update either referencing the freedesktop link or enter a bit in there about how udev will behave?
>> Or perhaps have it in an introduction page for network setup?
> A little late answering I know, but the kernel boot parameter of
> "net.ifnames=0" stops udev creating its own names and produces the
> traditional eth0 and wlan0 interface names.

Sorry William, I should have read your post more carefully.  I see now
that you've already suggested that.


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