Network interface renaming fails

Michael S. Kriss kriss at
Thu Jun 4 22:44:02 CEST 2020

If I understand the 30-interface script /etc/network/interfaces gets populated with eth0 and eth1 since they are not renamed.  When the new system boots they DO get renamed.  The client system /etc/network/interfaces then still refers to eth devices rather than enp and network does not come up...

From: linux-fai <linux-fai-bounces at> on behalf of Thomas Lange <lange at>
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:19 PM
To: fully automatic installation for Linux
Subject: Re: Network interface renaming fails

>>>>> On Thu, 4 Jun 2020 18:22:07 +0000, "Michael S. Kriss" <kriss at> said:

    > During install of a fai client I'm getting:
    > systemd-udevd: eth0: failed to rename network interface 2 from 'eth0' to 'enp2s0f0': Device or resource busy
This comes from the initrd created by dracut. You can just ignore this

regards Thomas

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