I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS and need my first interface to be named eth0. That's why I placed the following line in my GRUB config, as suggested by this this question.


The problem is that, after adding this line, Ubuntu hangs at shutdown on

"Stopping Raise network interfaces..."

Syslog/journalctl do not contain any (useful) messages, so I don't know where to start debugging. I've noticed that when I use

systemctl reboot --force

to reboot my system, it doesn't hang.



eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0c:29:b4:7b:a0
      inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
      inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:feb4:7ba0/64 Scope:Link
      UP BROADCAST RUNNING  MTU:1500  Metric:1
      RX packets:29046 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:20150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
      RX bytes:185897012 (185.8 MB)  TX bytes:5042378 (5.0 MB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1
          RX bytes:436 (436.0 B)  TX bytes:436 (436.0 B)

cat /etc/network/interfaces:

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
  • 1
    And is your first interface named eth0? Please edit your question to add the result of: ifconfig.
    – chili555
    Sep 9, 2017 at 12:45
  • @chili555 yes, my interface is named eth0 after editing my grub config. Sep 9, 2017 at 13:49
  • Is the interface configured in Network Manager or in /etc/network/interfaces? If the latter, may we see the file?
    – chili555
    Sep 9, 2017 at 14:14
  • @chili555 I've added the content of /etc/network/interfaces Sep 9, 2017 at 14:28
  • Are there any better clues if you do: sudo -i followed by: halt ? A systemd problem perhaps?
    – chili555
    Sep 9, 2017 at 15:41


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