I have installed Debian Etch within VMWare on my XP box. I am trying to set up ip addresses eth0:0 eth0:1 etc.. The problem I am having is that every time I attempt this I lose networking (connection to internet). I previously had a debian sarge system with several ip addresses configured without problem but this is my first attempt at Etch and my first time in a virtual machine. Could someone post the correct configuration within /etc/network/interfaces to accomplish this. here is what i have tried # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth0 #iface eth0 inet dhcp auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.2.5 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.2.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 gateway 192.168.2.1 auto eth0:0 iface eth0:0 inet static address 192.168.2.6 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.2.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 gateway 192.168.2.1 This does not seem to work. Your help is appreciated.