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In your /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules modify the entry KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0" into--
That is: remove the KERNEL=="eth*" glob entry; and modify the NAME=key assignment from '=' into ':=' as it is shown above, then reload the udev rules
~# udevadm control --reload
Hope that helps.
this is brilliant and helps with the udev rules for which many cannot understand the justification. in a raspberry pi the MAC is in the hardware and moving a working SD card from one box to another is not working: the udev rules see the new MAC address and fail to connect to it. the same with uboot booting systems - the MAC is then usually in the code that boots but the rest of the system is stored on some disk - again, no internet connection.