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    VMWare and Gentoo

    Software in use:
    VMWare Server Beta 2
    Gentoo (virtual)
    Windows XP SP2 (host machine)

    Basically what I have is the latest minimal Gentoo CD inserted so that when the VMWare virtual server starts, it boots off the CD.

    All appears fine, no errors reported at all.
    I get to the prompt and I can even ping out to and
    "telnet 80" works great.

    However, when I open anything else, eg: irssi, it refuses to connect to the outside world.

    I tested this in the same way using an Ubuntu Live CD 6.06 (Dapper) and got similar results.
    It booted into X and even though I could ping out in the terminal, there was no access with Firefox or Gaim.

    I have VMWare set in bridged mode.
    Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

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    i changed VMWare to NAT instead of Bridged but I had to manually run dhcpcd once everything has booted.

    For some reason when it is run on startup, it fails? Weird.

    Anyway, all is working now.

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