Vmware: “SIOCSIFADDR: No such device after cloning”

Cloning a VMWare Ubuntu Linux image and renaming the host can force you to fix more than one thing. Here’s a handy set of tips / articles I found related to this.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-networking-configuration-using-command-line.html
http://ubuntuguide.net/fix-ubuntu-sudo-errorunable-to-resolve-host
http://muffinresearch.co.uk/archives/2008/07/13/vmware-siocsifaddr-no-such-device-eth0-after-cloning/

Update: April, 22 2012

In addition, if you clone an Ubuntu image that runs on your local Windows 7 workstation — and you are using VMWare Workstation — you may see the network adapter disappear when you do an ifconfig. I found the explanation and fix from the link below quite helpful.

http://www.orzeszek.org/blog/2010/07/25/fix-missing-eth0-when-cloning-ubuntu-vmware-virtual-machines/

Basically, you need to delete the old configuration file.
sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

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