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    Ubuntu (server): No network interface

    I got a VPS from weloveservers.net yesterday, and it cannot ping any IP address, and I cannot use the apt-get and wget commands. After trying to figure out the problem for a while, I found that the network interfaces eth0 and eth1 are not configured. To make matters worse, bash cannot find the 'auto' command. I looked online and found that you mey need to edit /etc/network/interfaces or something, but there is an error saying that "Permission is denied" when I try entering '/etc/network/interfaces' into the remote console. I have full root access. It seems that the VPS provider installed something other than default Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. For all I know, I may have Ubuntu Server installed, or some crazy, unheard-of OS. So is there a way to configure the eth0/eth1 network interface properly? If you're wondering how I can access the remote console, I think that the control panel program directly communicates with the server.

    EDIT: The precise version of the OS is Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS.
    Last edited by hammereditor; July 17th, 2013 at 03:45 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu (server): No network interface

    As root open the file with nano:
    Code:
    nano /etc/network/interfaces
    Close with CTRL+X. Check your system via:
    Code:
    uname -a
    lsb_release -a
    cat /etc/network/interfaces
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net

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    Re: Ubuntu (server): No network interface

    Strangely, bash says the 'nano' command is unavailable. And, of course, there is no GUI installed.
    Also, the OS is Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS.
    Last edited by hammereditor; July 17th, 2013 at 03:44 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu (server): No network interface

    Reboot and press the SHIFT button until you reach the grub2 bootloader. Choose the "recovery mode" then, and there "network configuration" and "root console". Install the tool:
    Code:
    apt-get install nano
    exit

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    Re: Ubuntu (server): No network interface

    1. Since there is no network interface, I cannot use the 'apt-get install' command.
    2. For some strange reason, there isn't a GUI and a desktop manager isn't installed.
    3. This is a virtual private server from a company, and there is no way I can access the boot loader.

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