[section_title title=”Reboot, Start Networking, and Enjoy”]

Now that we have made all of our changes, let’s reboot the machine: reboot

Let the system boot for a minute. Don’t worry if you get black screen after the initial bootup graphic. Once the system has booted you should be able to get to the console by pressing CTRL+ALT+F7. When you see the login prompt go ahead and log in.

Enable Networking

Now you can start the network interface.

sudo ifconfig eth0 up
sudo dhclient eth0

You can test the connectivity: ping google.com

If everything is good then you can enable this interface to start up at boot by uncommenting the lines that we previous commented in /etc/network/interfaces. Just confirm that it shows you the correct eth interface.

We Are Done!

Finally, enjoy your Linode VM on your local system!