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Old 08-17-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
golson
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guest os (linux) on vmware is not accessible from host (winxp)


Hi,
I am newbie in linux and virtualization , I have installed vmware on winxp machine and installed RHEL3 as guest OS. Now the problem im facing is if i give ifconfig in guest OS its giving 127.0.0.1, if i try to enter as root its giving an error like severe misconfiguration occured and see ~/.xsession-errors file, where as i could login with user login credentials but not root.

I struggled a lot but no use .. please guide me how to debug this . (my aim is to be able to use linux through putty from host (winxp)) .

regards
Krish
 
Old 08-17-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hi,
I am newbie in linux and virtualization , I have installed vmware on winxp machine and installed RHEL3 as guest OS. Now the problem im facing is if i give ifconfig in guest OS its giving 127.0.0.1, if i try to enter as root its giving an error like severe misconfiguration occured and see ~/.xsession-errors file, where as i could login with user login credentials but not root.

I struggled a lot but no use .. please guide me how to debug this . (my aim is to be able to use linux through putty from host (winxp)) .

regards
Krish

Hi wel-come to LQ.

First thing RHEL is not free and you are using older version.

if you are Redhat lover user CentOS it is freely available.

secondly you have to configure network interface

Code:
# redhat-config-network
https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/...rk-config.html
 
Old 08-17-2010, 01:15 PM   #3
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There are two ways to get your guest up on the network. One, it can use a "bridged" network connection, which causes it to act like any other host on your LAN - you can give it a static or it can get a DHCP address.

The other way, if you only need to get to your guest from its host, is a "private" virtual network. There's a virtual network setup thing somewhere in the VMware control panel.

If you took all the defaults, your RH system is using a bridged network and a DHCP address. Log in to it through the virtual console, and do "ifconfig". You will see in there somewhere what address it is using. Then you can ssh to that address via Putty. Giving it a static would probably be better, long-term.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
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Instead of giving root account & password on the first (gui) page you had created user account thats why you are not able to login with root.

Try to change the root password through single user mode option.

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