unfortunately things got changed in debian.
udev rules, persistent… whatever. why do people have to change stuff that actually works?
it seems i am not the only one having this problem: http://grapsus.net/blog/post/Fixing-Xen-RTNETLINK-answers:-File-exists-issue-with-ifup-on-Debian-when-using-network-bridge-and-static-IP
http://trac.zentyal.org/ticket/5178 – works not for me.
what worked in the debian 6, does not work anymore in 7. this sucks.
1. first i installed wicd
aptitude install wicd
but i don’t think it is necessary.
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # fixed ipc auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.222 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1 # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth0 #iface eth0 inet dhcp root@debian7:/home/user# /etc/init.d/networking restart [....] Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not r[warnble some interfaces ... (warning). [ ok ] Reconfiguring network interfaces...done.
or if that fails:
in my case it seems this line
and things FAILED gracefully like this:
[warn] Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not re-enable some interfaces ... (warning). [....] Reconfiguring network interfaces...RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0. done.