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Old 10-15-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
abijahboaz
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Unhappy Virtual PC 2004 and VWware Workstation - "interface eth0 [failed]"


I've tried to install mandrake 10.0 on separate occasions using Virtual PC 2004 and VWware Workstation on a Microsoft winXP host. I've been unsuccessful at getting access to my LAN and browsing the internet. On the start-up when Mandrake is "checking for new hardware", there's an "interface eth0 [failed]" message.

I'm an extremely novice Unix and Linux user, could someone please help me.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #2
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he nice to see some people hitting the same wall as i did...

here's what workes for me...

USE VMware!!!!! (it has the best linux support)
first in windows allow connections to be made from your ethernet adapter
next reinstall linux, as root run "dhclient" without the quotes to see if you get an IP
if you do, install VMware tools
next install all the updates available
then it should bring up eth0 during post and you should be able to surf the vast and infinet web

hope it help a little... JNAAS

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Old 10-15-2004, 11:10 PM   #3
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Thanks JNAAS!

I got it working on virtual pc, by simple changing an option in the virtual pc application window. But now i can't get any sound from the Linux guest!

However, I'm still very happy to see I finally have Linux running on my pc.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 03:33 PM   #4
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that my friend is why you should choose VMware..
The ISA soundblaster16 that VirtualPC emulates doesn't work on the new mandrake!!

that was the exact problem i had with virtual pc.
also the vmware allows higher screenres than virtual pc...

VMware is the best subject, if you want a linux guest...

hope you succeed in your quest....
JNaas
 
Old 10-16-2004, 06:44 PM   #5
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Ahhhh!
Ok JNass, I'm going back to give VMware a try. Stay tuned.... I might need more help, even though i'm wishing i don't.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 06:57 PM   #6
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JNass, when you say: "first in windows allow connections to be made from your ethernet adapter"
Should i be using "bridged networking" or "NAT"?

please feel free to email me at: ahanley<at>ic<dot>sunysb<dot>edu
 
Old 10-16-2004, 07:47 PM   #7
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you can use both...

NAT will give your physical ethernet adapter a 2nd IP to use on virtual network... allthough a can't get the shared folder to work
it should route through your physical ethernet adapter... where bridged will just draw another IP from your router...

I receive a mail every time you reply..

vmware has a knowledgebase that describes every network option...
www.vmware.com
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:07 PM   #8
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so which set up are you using?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:53 PM   #9
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hehe right now i'm switching pack and fourth in order to get the shared folder to work...
it should be located under /mnt/hgfs/"foldername"

?? mine doesnt show???

JNaas
 
  


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