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I installed Scientific Linux x86_64 6.4 on Vbox 4.2.12 on Windows 7. When I boot SL, Firefox has no internet access. The sha1sum and sha256sum both matched, so it appears that both dvd's completely downloaded. How can I get access to the internet?
You don't say if this is a wireless or wired connection. Assuming it's wireless you need to click on the network icon on the taskbar. It will have a red "X" on it. Click on your essid and you'll be prompted to supply a password for your wifi connection. Type that in and you should be connected.
It's a cable connection. I have Mageia and Ubuntu, as well, installed on the same Vbox and they both have internet access. The icon in the lower right corner that "indicates activity of network interfaces" says Adapter 1 (NAT): cable connected. When I open Firefox and uncheck Offline Mode, and Enter a url, Firefox responds with, "Server Not Found."
Last edited by RegulusDeneb; 05-14-2013 at 09:44 AM.
If I just reinstall and say 'asknetwork', will the rest of the installation go as normaL, or will there be other esoteric undocumented commands I'll need to enter? It seems like it will be easier to just install it again. After 4 versions of SL6, they still don't have a way to set up internet access in the install. It doesn't make sense, and it's frustrating. Is everybody supposed to know about 'asknetwork'. Thank you for your help everyone.
Will the installation go as normal after I enter asknetwork?
This reply is from Firefox in SL 6.4. What a relief. It seems like I've been trying to get to this point for weeks.
Just fyi, particularly for any people searching this problem in the future, the text mode installation does NOT work for me. It lead to the same installation that I did a few days ago with an incomplete ISO. So entering "linux asknetwork" did the trick. Furthermore, in my case, I had to enter it at the intrd prompt as well as at the boot prompt. Thanks again everyone.
Last edited by RegulusDeneb; 05-14-2013 at 04:29 PM.