Daily Archives: September 20, 2018

Solved: Failed to start raise network interfaces on ubuntu using vmware workstation

I updated ubuntu on my virtual machine and once it finished it wasn’t being assigned an IP address. During boot it showed the error “Failed to start raise network interfaces”.

Create a new file 10-rename-network.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/ and add the following content to it:

SUBSYSTEM==”net”, ACTION==”add”, ATTR{address}==”ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff”, NAME=”eth0″


eth0 = desired network interface name, used in /etc/network/interfaces
ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff = hardware mac address of the network device

You can check your current MAC address with the command: # ip link show interface. where interface is the name of your network interface. The section that interests us at the moment is the one that has “link/ether” followed by a 6-byte number.

Then restart the VM. After that you should have an IP address again. Verify by typing “ip a” .