I've set up the vmware-server on a Ubuntu-driven laptop (Thinkpad R40) in order to be able to run WinXP, and most things seem to work fine. However, I've not been able to get the network to function correctly, the Internet is unreachable.
I've been trying all kinds of configurations in the network-configuration of the server console, and nothing seems to work, among other things i tried setting the "Network Connection" to "Custom" pointing to /dev/wmnet0 which should be mapped to /dev/eth0, my wired ethernet connection. And that didnt solve anything either. Then I found this forum-page (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=183209
) and found i hadn't installed the xinetd-package as told in the how-to. Said and done, I installed it and to be safe I also ran the vmware-config.pl application again after doing this, in case something had to be reconfigured in order to work.
After all of this was done, I still can't get in touch with the DHCP-server (at the ISP, I'm not running my own DHCP-server) using "ipconfig /renew" under WinXP. I've tried pinging other machines I have running (including the host of the server) with no sucess. At the moment the NIC-configuration is set to "Bridged" in the settings for the vm.
The one thing I'm noticing that might show something is badly configured from my side is that the icon showing nic-activity (the icon sitting next to the hdd and dvd (when running the vm in windowed mode) is showing no activity at all, whereas the hdd- and dvd-icons are flashing as they should.)
Anyone have any ideas on what i might have done wrong? I would be really grateful for any tips i might get.
PS. I hope my english isn't too bad, and if I've been unclear on anything, please tell me. DS.
Edit: added link to forum mentioned above