I have a clean install of Xenial on a VMware system, and the ethernet device is not being found. (Since I cannot ssh into the box, I cannot cut-and-paste output into this window, so please bear with me if I elide some of the command output).
% ifup eth0 Unknown interface eth0 % ifconfig eth0 up eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device % sudo lshw -C network *-network DISABLED description: Ethernet interface product: 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: ens32 version: 01 serial: 00:50:56:a5:1e:b5 size: 1Gbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 66MHz capabilities: pm pcix ... [many capabilities] configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.21-k8-NAPI ... [more less-relevant config] resources: irq:18 memory:d1020000-d103ffff memory:d1000000-d100ffff ioport:2000(size=64) memory:d1010000-d101ffff % lspci -nnk | grep -i -A2 net 02:00.0 Ethernet controller : Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) [8086:100f] (rev 01) Subsystem: VMware PRO/1000 MT Single Port Adapter [15ad:0750] Kernel driver in use: e1000 But nothing is using the e1000 driver: % lsmod | grep e1000 e1000 135168 0 And the driver is not blacklisted: % grep e1000 /etc/modprobe.d/* %
I'm at a loss. If anyone could lend me a clue, it would be much appreciated.