How to install EVE on bare box using Ubuntu original ISO distro.

 Get Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ISO:

 Follow the Ubuntu server installation. Install minimal with ONLY ssh in TaskSel !!!!

 After the installation of Ubuntu is done, follow the bellow steps in order to install EVE on top.


1.     Login with your user as root:

 sudo su

 Enter your user password

 2.     Change root passw

Type: sudo passwd root

root@unl01:~# sudo passwd root

Enter new UNIX password: eve

Retype new UNIX password: eve

passwd: password updated successfully


3.     Change hostname if needed

nano /etc/hostname and

nano /etc/hosts


4.     Allow access to use root user ssh


From cli:

nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

change this line:

PermitRootLogin prohibit-password


PermitRootLogin yes


And restart the SSH server:

sudo service ssh restart


5.     After first boot ssh to server and modify:

sed -i -e 's/GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""/GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="net.ifnames=0"/'  /etc/default/grub



reboot server

It can be skipped if you have already IP configured per your needs



That step shows where to configure IP

Type nano /etc/network/interfaces


Do adding’s and necessary changes for this file below:


nano /etc/network/interfaces


# 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

# The primary network interface

auto eth0

iface eth0 inet dhcp


It can also be static IP, not necessary DHCP

7.     wget -O - email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | sudo apt-key add -

 .      apt-get update

9.     sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main"

10.  apt-get update

11.  DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y install eve-ng

     For Broadcom NetXtreme II 10 Gb user !!!

     apt-get install firmware-bnx2x

12.  su -

# answer to question …...


NOTE for unrecognized NICS:


Some users reports nic not working after EVE Setup and Reboot.

In this case you could going back to original kernel: reboot, hit escape as soon boot process begin and press arrow key to select 'advanced'.

Choose the legacy kernel from ubuntu ( not eve uksm ).

When server up, you will be able to fix the problem 'manually'.

Use : less /var/log/kernel.log

And check if firmware load has failed and note de firmware missing.

Try go get the firmware on internet and copy it to the right folder ( see log ) :  /lib/firmware/4.4.14-eve-ng-ukms/<dir>/<firm>