After I cloned a VirtualBox VM image, either original nor cloned Debian 6 (squeeze) image have networking works anymore.
I've read A TON of articles online describing modifying the
/etc/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules files but none of those "fixes" worked for me.
(Apparently this is a "feature" of UDEV that causes all kinds of problems if you are using Debian/Ubuntu in a virtualized environment for development and want to clone images because it changes your MAC address of your virtual NIC).
Can someone please described exactly what I need to do in order to have networking working again in my VM debian images. Thanks
Note: networking stopped in BOTH (all) debian virtual images now. Essentially, 1 how do I fix my MAC address since I don't even know what MAC address should now be used,  how do I prevent this from happening in the future when I clone VM images?
UPDATE: My problem was filed as a bug with both VirtualBox and VMWare but both companies closed the tickets stating this is a "feature" of Debian. Some people suggests ways to fix the problem but none have worked.