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Old 11-27-2003, 08:08 AM   #1
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vmware internet = ultra headache!

Im currently trying to get my internet working with my download edition of mandrake 9.2! im using VMware and linux running 99% only thing is that my internet wont work!! i have tried NAT briddgin and Host only!! can someone help me? sorry for posting this kinda posts but im newbie
Old 11-27-2003, 10:06 AM   #2
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can you ping you gateway ? other computer on your network ? if ping work can you do an nslookup for hostname ?
Have you tried to go to websites by IP vs hostname ?

I would start narrowing the Points of failures down.

Old 11-27-2003, 10:06 AM   #3
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you have to choose "bridged: to the physically chosen network"

check your virtual network settings I have automatic bridging turned off, you should be able to turn it on but It also works if its off, now one thing you should check is to make sure that in the "Automatic bridging tab" underneith there is a exluded adapters field make sure your nic is not in there. Check your host virtual network mapping, this should not matter if auto matic bridging is turned off but check vmnet 0 and make sure its bridged to the correct nic card.

other trouble shooting things you might try is to go to a terminal and ping google or some connected ip address.

this is how I have my fedora server and workstation set up in vmware on my laptop using a wireless nic adapter and I get no problems surfing the net with fedora thru vmware.

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o shite need to reinstall my mandrake disk file got corrupted!
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If you do not have LINUX setup to access the internet, VMware will never reach to the internet. Also when you install VMware you have to setup networking too. If you have your LINUX system connected to the internet without a router, you may have to use NAT for the virtual machine.

For VMware's disk image, use either ReiserFS or XFS. Both are good on handling big files and giving high data throughput.


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