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Old 06-07-2018, 12:08 AM   #1
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issue downloading Google Earth on zorin vm


I'm trying to download Google Earth on zorin vm. I get this message:
"Unable to connect to the internet. If you use a firewall, whitelist GoogleUpdate.exe"

What should I do?
I'm definitely connected to the internet.
I'm on windows 8, I think you call this the host and the vm the guest?
 
Old 06-07-2018, 12:21 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by linux-man View Post
I'm trying to download Google Earth on zorin vm. I get this message:
"Unable to connect to the internet. If you use a firewall, whitelist GoogleUpdate.exe"

What should I do?
I'm definitely connected to the internet.
I'm on windows 8, I think you call this the host and the vm the guest?
From my research you need to download Google Earth from Google's website (or use Google Chrome web browser instead, and you don't need to actually install it). You'll need the .deb (Debian package) for it - if you plan on "installing" it onto your system.

.exe files are Windows executable's and won't work on Linux.

https://www.lifewire.com/install-goo...-linux-2202107

You can test your Internet connection with the following command:

Code:
ping 8.8.8.8
If that gives something like this:

Code:
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=104 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=106 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=3 ttl=51 time=81.6 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=4 ttl=51 time=83.7 ms
Then you are connected to the Internet and that's not the problem.

The system with the virtual machine software installed on it is the "host" system, because it's "hosting" your VM. So yes, correct.

Last edited by jsbjsb001; 06-07-2018 at 12:38 AM. Reason: extra info
 
Old 06-07-2018, 07:02 AM   #3
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Justy because the host is connected to the Internet doesn't mean the guest has a connection. So, test the guest as jsbjsb001 has suggested. If you have no connection on the guest, make sure your network configuration is set to NAT.
 
  


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