Box: Ubuntu - VmWare: Win XP

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by sjau, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator


    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?
  2. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

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

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

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

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

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

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    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 :(
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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

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