How to install EVE on bare box using Ubuntu original ISO distro.
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Follow the Ubuntu server installation. During install please choose only OpenSSH server as a feature to be installed !!!!

After the installation of Ubuntu server is done, follow the steps below in order to install the EVE. For futher convenient choose hostname as eve-ng.

1. Login with your user as root:

sudo su

2. Change root password:

This password change option is only for how to purposes, of course you can choose your own root password, but don't forget that it will be used in the Wireshark wrapper file!

sudo passwd root
root@eve-ng:~# sudo passwd root
Enter new UNIX password: eve
Retype new UNIX password: eve
passwd: password updated successfully

3. For convenience to use EVE, install NANO editor application.

apt-get install nano

4. Change hostname if you like, for save settings do (ctrl+o, ctrl+x):

nano /etc/hostname 
GNU nano 2.5.3                      File: /etc/hostname                                                    

nano /etc/hosts                                               

 GNU nano 2.5.3                       File: /etc/hosts                                                    localhost      eve-ng

5. Allow access to use root user ssh, edit line below:

nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
PermitRootLogin prohibit-password
PermitRootLogin yes

6. Save settings (ctrl+o, ctrl+x) and do restart ssh server:

sudo service ssh restart

7. Restart your server:


8. After first boot, ssh IP to your server and modify:

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

9. IMPORTANT!!! Do adding’s and necessary changes for this file below. It can also to be a static IP as well, follow Linux Ubuntu how to set stat IP for the interface. example below showing DHCP IP settings.

!!! Warning !!! after GRUB update changed interface names to ethX, original name after first boot will not work !!!!! Do edit the following below and reboot!!!

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

   9.1. Option for Broadcom interfaces NetXtreme II 10Gb, not necessary for regular servers:

     apt-get install firmware-bnx2x

10. Save ctrl+o, ctrl+x settings and reboot:


11. Get the eve key from repositary:

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

12. Update server:

apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main"
apt-get update

13. Install the EVE:

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

14. Login first time to the EVE and setup IP setting following by wizard:

15. Update and upgrade the EVE:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade