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Old 05-08-2003, 08:22 AM   #1
LinuxScott
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Question VMware


Hello

I have just successfully installed vmware on my Mandrake 9 OS with the guest OS being Windows 2000 on the vmware emulator. Windows 2000 is operating perfectly except for one thing I have no Internet connection. How can I configure vmware to allow my Windows 2000 OS to connect to the Internet.

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Old 05-08-2003, 09:17 AM   #2
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Run wizard - In the networking setting screen select bridged networking or NAT.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 08:35 PM   #3
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You have to first configure VMware for networking before setting your Virtual Machine (Windows 2000) to use the network.

run vmware-config.pl as su (super user)

Then answer the questions.

Next you can add the network connection for your VMware file.

Bridge in VMware is a virtual bridge that seperates the two sides of networks for exampe B and C. Bridges helps to decrease the time it takes to talk to computers by only sending out a signal to B side instead of sending out to both B and C like a hub does.

NAT in VMware acts like a virtual router or a decent firewall for all your virtual machines. The virtual machines may not see your real computers and the real computers may not see your virtual machines too. Selecting NAT is a good way if your Linux box has a cable or dsl modem directly connected to it and you don't want to pay for additional IP addresses.



BTW, there is no wizards in VMware.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 09:35 PM   #4
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BTW, there is no wizards in VMware.
Sure there is.
First screen when vmware starts up, option "Run the Configuration Wizard"
 
  


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