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Old 02-22-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Exclamation VBox NIC not working in slackware 13 guest

hey there!!

Just installed slackware 13 in Vbox last night. everything worked fine and the guest additions are installed but the my guest OS is unable to detect the NIC.
Sorry if the similar posts already existed.

One thing to mention; its my first encounter with slackware. used Ubuntu for a few days but never touched the command line.
Old 02-24-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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1. What are the Vbox network settings?

2. Which Vbox version?

3. How is your host OS network setup?


[edit] Example that works:

o vbox nic 'attached to' is 'NAT', 'advanced -> type' is 'virtio-net'
o slackware network is eth0 set to DHCP, hostname has no domain.
o no iptables
o Vbox PUEL v4.0.4 (latest)

Last edited by lazardo; 02-24-2011 at 11:03 PM. Reason: clarification
Old 02-24-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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I don't know if it helps, but I have 2 slack installations on Vbox,
1st one has not network,
2nd 1 as I was installing when it asked for network I put my hostname instead of name of my network

I am not really 100% sure that's the reason network is working though.

Last edited by EDDY1; 02-24-2011 at 10:21 PM.
Old 02-27-2011, 04:38 AM   #4
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the matter resolved now.

actually i was trying to set up the eth0 which usually is a primary interface on linux but the one my slack guest was showing was eth1.... so configured it and then everything went quite fine. well......thanx for your replies.


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