ACPI platform nics names change after install

Bug #1705137 reported by dann frazier on 2017-07-18
This bug affects 1 person
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

systemd in xenial-proposed has support for predictable network interfaces names for ACPI-described platform devices. However, the latest d-i in xenial-proposed was built with the previous systemd upload. This has a nasty side-effect that the NICs will have one name during install (e.g. eth1) but, after reboot, will have a different name (e.g. enahisic1). Further, if you used one of these NICs as your install interface, the network will fail to come up post-install.

dann frazier (dannf) on 2017-07-18
description: updated
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
dann frazier (dannf) on 2017-07-19
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed

Hello dann, or anyone else affected,

Accepted debian-installer into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

I tested d-i 20101020ubuntu451.12, which was built w/ the updated systemd, and verified that this is resolved.

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package debian-installer - 20101020ubuntu451.13

debian-installer (20101020ubuntu451.13) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Rebuild with updated systemd package:
    - Use predictable names for non-PCI platform NICs. LP: #1705137

 -- dann frazier <email address hidden> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:08:54 -0600

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for debian-installer has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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