Ubuntu 12.04 host – Virtualbox 4.1.12 Guest=Windows 7 – Network will not connect

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  1. Lou4Linux

    Lou4Linux New Member

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire 5742-7645 laptop with 4GB memory, Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD Graphics, DVD drive, 802.1 b/g/n, and 500 GB HD. I connect to my router via a wireless connection.

    I have installed Virutalbox 4.1.12 from the Ubuntu Software Center and installed Guest additions 4.1.12 in the Windows 7 guest session.

    I have Windows XP and Windows 7 installed as guests in Virtual box The network settings are different for XP and 7 – see below.

    Network Settings XP guest = Adapter 1: PCnet-FAST III (NAT) - Network works perfectly and has worked well for several years.

    Network Settings Win 7 = Adapter 1: Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (Bridged adapter, eth1) Promiscuous Mode = allow all Cable connected = checked

    When I originally installed Windows 7, I tried NAT and the guest network would not connect. Once I changed the setting to the above (Bridged) the Network worked perfectly. However, what I believe is after updates (not sure if it was an Ubuntu or Windows update) the guest network stopped working and I can not get it to connect.

    Interfaces file content
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    Ifconfig yields
    [email protected]:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1c:75:08:09:f6:5c
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:16

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 4c:0f:6e:7c:9f:01
    inet addr:192.168.1.104 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::4e0f:6eff:fe7c:9f01/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:18095 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:24344
    TX packets:9281 errors:47 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:5301926 (5.3 MB) TX bytes:1441885 (1.4 MB)
    Interrupt:17

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:3208 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3208 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:294088 (294.0 KB) TX bytes:294088 (294.0 KB)

    Ipconfig yields the following:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::38ba:dbca:a21d:c3d1%13
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.195.209
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{B292E440-679D-4FC5-8E34-77D6804669C8}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    I'm not sure what else to do. Can someone provide the troubleshooting steps to determine what the problem is and possible solution?
     
  2. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Please upgrade the virtualbox & install the latest guest additions in VM host
     
  3. Lou4Linux

    Lou4Linux New Member

    Thanks for the reply.
    Went to VB site downloaded version 4.3 4.3.12.93755. Clicked on it, Ubuntu Software center opened and I clicked install. Error message - Package opation failed

    dpkg: considering removing virtualbox in favour of virtualbox-4.3 ...
    dpkg: no, cannot proceed with removal of virtualbox (--auto-deconfigure will help):
    virtualbox-qt depends on virtualbox (= 4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.6)
    virtualbox is to be removed.
    dpkg: regarding .../virtualbox-4.3_4.3.12-93733~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb containing virtualbox-4.3:
    virtualbox-4.3 conflicts with virtualbox
    virtualbox (version 4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.6) is present and installed.
    dpkg: error processing /home/lou/Desktop/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.12-93733~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb (--install):
    conflicting packages - not installing virtualbox-4.3
     
  4. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    First clean your apt-get & then install the gdebi

    Other download the file & install it with native dpkg utility.
     
  5. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Your error tells that you need to uninstall the previous version further then try to install the new updated version.
     
  6. Lou4Linux

    Lou4Linux New Member

    Srijan,
    I posted a quick reply several weeks ago but for some reason I don't see it
    I upgrades to VB 4.3.12 r93733 I added guest additions and the extension pack for this version.
    The problem continues to exist. I have listed below the
    VBoxManage list bridgedifs - yields the following:
    [email protected]:~$ VBoxManage list bridgedifs
    Name: eth1
    GUID: 31687465-0000-4000-8000-4c0f6e7c9f01
    DHCP: Disabled
    IPAddress: 192.168.1.19
    NetworkMask: 255.255.255.0
    IPV6Address: fe80:0000:0000:0000:4e0f:6eff:fe7c:9f01
    IPV6NetworkMaskPrefixLength: 64
    HardwareAddress: 4c:0f:6e:7c:9f:01
    MediumType: Ethernet
    Status: Up
    VBoxNetworkName: HostInterfaceNetworking-eth1

    Name: eth0
    GUID: 30687465-0000-4000-8000-1c750809f65c
    DHCP: Disabled
    IPAddress: 0.0.0.0
    NetworkMask: 0.0.0.0
    IPV6Address:
    IPV6NetworkMaskPrefixLength: 0
    HardwareAddress: 1c:75:08:09:f6:5c
    MediumType: Ethernet
    Status: Up
    VBoxNetworkName: HostInterfaceNetworking-eth0
     
  7. CurtixSF

    CurtixSF New Member

    Ubuntu 12 04 host – Virtualbox 4 1 12 Guest Windows 7 – Network will not connect

    This issue has nothing to do with Parallels, something inside Windows screwed up your system, might be antivirus
    please use google if you do not believe me.
    You need to do the following:
    Once again this is Windows issue
     

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