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#1 Re: Installation » Boot menu says "Debian" instead of "Devuan" » 2020-06-09 18:28:17

There might be a difference in the files between people who were running Beta then upgraded and those that just installed the Release version. For the record, I upgraded from Beta, I don't have a /etc/lsb-release, and lsb_release -i -s reports 'Debian' unless I change the ID=Debian line in /etc/os-release whereupon the lsb_release -i -s reports 'Devuan' immediately.

#2 Re: Installation » Beowulf – Network Interface Order » 2020-05-15 19:19:27

Thanks for all the help!

I guess my confusion was not realising that debian had changed to "predictable" names and that's were the eno1|2 came from. And that contrary to what I had read I can still use the traditional way of altering things. I'll try a grub.cfg way first.

I'll see how I get on.

#3 Re: Installation » Beowulf – Network Interface Order » 2020-05-15 16:03:11

OK I had better explain. First of all I do want the old interface names but they were not eth0 & eth1 on this system. They were eno1 & eno2, even under debian. Its a Asus P10S-I motherboard which is normally in use but I took it out of service to see how well Beowulf & Xen were working. Now I don't care that the name changed from en0? to eth? but I really don't want the interfaces coming up in a different order. reason: in production eno1 is the local controlling network whereas eno2 is the internet and there is a third network for iKVM but Linux doesn't see that.

Now I can adjust but at the moment I have been switching back and forth with Debian and I was merely trying to avoid making a silly mistake and exposing the whole machine to the world.

What is even more interesting is this:

udevadm test-builtin net_id /sys/class/net/eth0 2>/dev/null

There you can see the original name and presumably the 'new name' that it might have been given but wasn't, but nowhere is eth1 mentioned!

Hope this explains it a bit and I know about the kernel param but like I said, I want the old names not the new.


So if for no other reason, where are the names & order set up? I used to set the order in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules but that apparently will stop working in the future and in Beowulf the file doesn't exist.

#4 Installation » Beowulf – Network Interface Order » 2020-05-15 13:19:30

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Hi Guys,

While I am absolutely thrilled with my Beowulf tests so far, running it both as dom0 and domU without a glitch, I am now wondering by what method I can change the network interface order? Seems like Debian now uses a systemd method which obviously is irrelevant here. Ref: Debian Interface Names



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