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sjau 11th September 2006 16:40

Box: Ubuntu - VmWare: Win XP

I finally thought why not moving completely to Ubuntu (while I only use Windows for things like a/v Skype, Photoshop and a few other things). The idea came I could setup VmWare on my Ubuntu Box and have a Win XP install there.

Well, said and done however I have problems with the network.

I'm using a wifi with a 128bit encryption (at least for the moment as I'm not in my home). My address is and when I start the VmWare WinXP it gets assigned by DHCP
Problem is that the inet connection in VmWare doesn't work. I can ping my Ubuntu box ( but nothing else.

Any suggestions?

Ben 11th September 2006 16:51

What connectionmethod do you have for your VM Machine?
Bridged or NAT?

sjau 11th September 2006 16:55

I used Briged... when I changed to NAT vmware even refused to activate the card...

sjau 11th September 2006 21:17

With NAT instead of Briged it just works fine :)
I first had to configure NAT ^^

sjau 13th September 2006 17:47

Now I have another problem: why can't I access any USB device? the reason for me to install it was mainly so that I can use my webcam and bt headset which I can't get to run in ubuntu and use it on skype :(

falko 14th September 2006 21:12

I think a virtual machine can use only the hardware for which the host operating system has drivers.

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