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Old 08-23-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
pete the crab
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vmware networking


I have VMWare running under XP (yer I know) and in vmware I have RH9 and Debian 3.0.

Now although both distributions can see the network card (bridged) and I can do a loopback ping, I can't connect to anything outside of the "box".

Under RH9 the network card ETH0 is shown as inactive and I cannot activate it, it complains about the network cable being unplugged.

Help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 08-23-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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i have same problem like you before. dont know how to fix too then i install it on new HDD it's working fine. only problem i have is thai language problem..
 
Old 08-23-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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Please provide more details about the NIC you are using. There are several common reasons why a NIC cannot connect, and these include the correct kernel module not being installed, an incorrect configuration of the card, or simply that you need to enable eth0. If you can provide more details about your hardware you likely will get better responses.

In the meantime, you might try this: As root, run these commands and post the results
Code:
lspci
lsmod
ifconfig
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
ifconfig
The first command lists your PCI devices, the second one lists the kernel modules you've got loaded, the third one shows your current NIC settings, the 4th and 5th ones bounce eth0, and if that works, the final one will show that you've got a working IP address associated with the NIC. If so, you should be able to connect. Note that this is just a generic solution, and assumes that you just need to bring eth0 down and back up again. Without more details about your particular setup, it's difficult to offer any more specific suggestions. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 08:38 AM   #4
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Thanks J.W

Thanks for that, the downing and uping of the network card did the trick (I think!)

I now have an ip address. Now I have to work out if the reason I can't get onto the interweb is due to network restrictions at work or the VM I am running.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 06:19 PM   #5
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pete the crab -- very cool, I'll take it the suggestion was helpful. Once you see that an IP address is assigned, you can test your connection by pinging a "known to be good" site, such as "ping www.google.com" or whatever. If your access is subject to restrictions by your company's sysadmins, then naturally you would want to use a URL that they would permit. If that works, then clearly eth0 is working correctly, and if you encounter any trouble accessing a given site then Yes, I'd agree it would be due to whatever restrictions are being imposed. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:53 PM   #6
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i had somwhat the same problem but i'm running mandrake 10 on xp host and it didn't work all i got was a 127.0.0.0 on mask 255.0.0.0

 
  


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