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Old 09-29-2014, 03:35 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am a windows man I have to admit but I have been set the task of learning Linux. Particularly Scientific Linux. OK so I got the box running from an ISO on VMWare player that was not a biggie.

However when trying to install the VMware tools I noticed the VM could not ping any urls or ip addresses. So I have added an ip address and a subnet mask first question:

How do you add the default gateway and DNS server?

Is this all I need to do then or do I need to install Network interfaces somehow?
 
Old 09-29-2014, 04:32 AM   #2
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are you saying you started scientific linux in a virtual machine and it doesn't have network connectivity?

i never used vmware on windows, but in a comparable situation i'd say you have to set up networking on vmware first (that's what i have to do on virtualbox, anyhow). only then can you set up networking on the vm's operating system.
 
  


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