How to solve “Device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization” error

33 Responses

  1. madhukar88 says:

    great article buddy. thanks man

  2. alan2306 says:

    Thank you! The MAC address not matching what I had in the Virtual Box settings was the problem.

  3. Muhammed Shafeeque says:

    Thank you brother. This is really informative and this doc helped me to resolve my issues in the real network.

    Thanks again

  4. Tim Harsch says:

    Nice summary! Thanks. note: it’s 70-persistent-net.rules not 70-persistant-net.rules

  5. Dedi says:

    thanks dude for this information.
    helping me so much

  6. Prashanth says:

    Thank you. it solved my problem.

  7. Martin says:

    Thank you – after cloning, I commented out the mac address in ifcfg-eth0, but apparently that wasn’t enough, I had to insert the correct mac, and there it worked.

  8. Yuzhen says:

    Thanks, really hopeful ! sincere appreciation from inside of the Great Wall haha

  9. Great.

    It’s works, thanks a lots 🙂

  10. Hadi Alnabriss says:

    worked perfectly

  11. Kári Harðarson says:

    Thank you ! You saved me hours of work!

  12. Sina says:

    that was very helpful and great. thanks a lot

  13. JQ says:

    Worked like a champ for me..thanks

  14. binod says:

    works fine thanks

  15. chuck watson says:

    thank you so much.. removing the 70-persistent-net.rules worked for me.

  16. KISHORE PRABHU says:

    Excellent! It was really helpful. Keep up the good work.

  17. DTzzi says:

    Hi, You have saved my life! I spent many days trying to solve it…
    Thank you very much!!!

  18. Sam Cheung says:

    thanks for sharing great articles

  19. Mike Behrens says:

    This issue has plagued me for years. Thanks for posting. It was a great help. +1 Brother! Glad I found your post.

  20. El says:

    Hours of searching and I came across this fantastic article, only wish I had found it sooner, THANK YOU!

  21. Jack says:

    Perfect. Removing that file was all I needed to do. Now my VM is on the network.

    Thank you!!

  22. Foxglove Fox says:

    Its work! Thank you!

  23. Gayan Rathnayaka says:

    Great Article, Clean and On the spot. Thanks Mate

  24. Ammu says:

    Thanks a lot.. it’s very useful

  25. Eli says:

    Thanks, you are awesome!!

  26. L says:

    Thanks a lot.. removing the 70-persistent-net.rules worked for me.

  27. Qamre alam says:

    Hi Dear,
    It was a great article.

  28. BB-8 says:

    HELLO HUMAN The second method, worked just fine THANKS

  29. Kevin says:

    Thanks! This helped me through the first time I cloned a linux VM. May I suggest a small change in your solution? Editing the VMware settings to match the VM’s eth0 MAC will make your VMware environment have a duplicate MAC. Instead, what I did was simply checking the new MAC value from the vCenter console, and put that into the cloned VM’s ifcfg-eth0 file. This worked too.

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