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Old 05-08-2015
Configure network connectivity as guest O.S under vmware


I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question. What I did was to download vmware onto my laptop, them install a linux distro as a guest O.S., on VM network configuration I have used "bridge", them I used Virtual Network Editor to chose the network interface, but as I write
ifconfig -a

on the linux guest O.S. I see nothing!!

Do I need to configure new network settings for it?
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Old 05-08-2015
Usually that means that you did not give a network card to your guest in the VMware config for the guest.
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Old 05-08-2015
I really did, because, when I type
ifconfig -a

, the interfaces are listed, but with no IP addresses on it
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Old 05-08-2015
I'm not sure that they show up unless you have configured them and assigned an IP address.

What have you installed?
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Old 05-08-2015
Originally Posted by rbatte1
I'm not sure that they show up unless you have configured them and assigned an IP address.

What have you installed?
If there's a "device", they'll show up in ifconfig -a.

If nothing shows up there's no (detected) devices. VMware shouldn't have any detection issues. If a network is configured to the VM, it should show up.

If you think you have done all this and it's still not showing up, I'd check the boot up logs and see if there are any hints there.

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