I’m a seasoned Linux and BSD administrator, doing my first Clear Linux installation.
I have a bare metal server to which I have no physical access, but which I can boot into a [Debian] Linux recovery mode. The recovery system contains qemu-system.
Here’s what I’ve tried (several times) without success:
Downloaded the Clear Linux Live Server ISO
Booted the ISO using qemu:
qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 8192 \ -cpu host -nic model=e1000e \ -boot d -cdrom clear-33590-live-server.iso \ -hda /dev/sda -hdb /dev/sdb -nographic
Walked through the installation process following the official guide. Didn’t see any errors and everything seemed to go fine.
Rebooted the server.
The problem is, the server does not come online. I think that it probably boots (can’t see since there’s no KVM) but doesn’t get online because the UID of the network adapter is obviously different during the qemu based installation.
I’ve been trying to find out how I could make Clear Linux to automatically use DHCP on any and all new network adapters, but haven’t found a solution. I can boot the server to the Linux recovery mode and access the file system of the installation, but I have no clue what I should do there to make the NIC activate properly.
Any ideas how to proceed from here?