I'm trying to install Debian Etch into a VMWare machine, using Falkos tutorial. However, I don't understand how I can access the running VM from te host system via IP. I issued the IP 192.168.2.100 to the VM in /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/hosts. My "real" Network in which my physical PC is located is 192.168.2.x, the Gateway is 192.168.2.1. (I'm using a DSL connection via a router).
However, using "ping 192.168.2.100" on the physical computer gets no result. Also, trying to ping *anything* from within the VM gives me "Network not reachable".
What am I doing wrong?