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