[SOLVED] Removed NVME drive lost networking


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Mar 1, 2022
Using 7.2-3 - I have an NVME drive I was using for VM and CT. It has bad sectors so is to be returned. I wiped the drive ready for this, removed it, restarted to find no networking. Couldn't ping the router. Other than that from the terminal I established the system was running OK.

I replace the NVME and the networking is back. How can I safely remove the drive?

This is /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface enp174s0 inet manual

auto vmbr0
iface vmbr0 inet static
bridge-ports enp174s0
bridge-stp off
bridge-fd 0

iface wlp175s0 inet manual
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I would assume that removing the NVME caused the pci-addresses in the system to change - and with that your NIC is not called `enp174s0` anymore but something else - see https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/

in any case usually you can fix this by:
* logging in locally
* running `ip link show`
* looking for the new nic name (maybe it's simply enp173s0, but could also change to eno1....)
* replace the iface and bridge-ports line in /etc/network/interfaces
* reboot

I hope this helps!
Can it be possible to force used the card id (xxx:xxx) into a config file instead of auto assign name to them ? here as for nic card..


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