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Old 06-18-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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No internet in Virtual Box

I had VBox OSE running in ubuntu.
Then I switched to archlinux, and took my slackware .vdi file with me, and installed the official VBox, and created a VM with that .vdi.
Now I have no internet. The same thing happened to the gentoo install.

Is there anything I can do? VBox settings appear the same as before, and netcfg did nothing.

Do I have to reinstall in the VM?

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:28 AM   #2
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What's the output of ifconfig (run as root)?
Try running
ifconfig eth0 up
Maybe re-installing the guest additions helps, too.
Old 06-20-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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Is vboxnet running? Occasionally this happens to me after upgrading VBox. In /etc/rc.d (on the host) there should be rc.vboxdrv and rc.vboxnet. Make sure vboxnet is running by executing as root:
/etc/rc.d/rc.vboxnet start
Also, in the vm settings, is the emulated network adapter the same as in your previous install? I think in the latest version there are more options for the emulated nic.
Old 06-20-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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ifconfig gets
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: no such device

loading rc.vboxnet does nothing either.

NOTE: OSs installed in VBox after I switched to archlinux work fine.


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