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I just recently had a similar issue, but it was my own fault, I was testing stuff on my workstation, and not in a VM, but that is besides the point. In the end I booted into a live USB, moved all my files off, and reinstalled. Now that was drastic I know, but I was frustrated by the inability to log in and do anything to fix the problem. That all being ...


The answered to the problem was changing out the dumb 5 port switch I was using. Do not use this: Cisco SF100D-05 if you are using a Linux machine with Realtek networking chipset.


I tried to mix some suggestions and I had found the solution! Step 1: Disable the default Firmware inherited names. Edit your /etc/default/grub changing the line from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0" and, finally run as root: $ sudo update-grub and reboot your system. $ sudo reboot Step 2: Create the ...

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