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  1. #1

    Accessing internet VMWare

    Hi All,

    I am very new to linux and VMWare

    I have following configuration.

    Host OS : Windows XP
    Guest OS : Redhat linux 9
    VMWare : 5.5.3

    I have broadband internet which runs fine on windows xp which is my host os.

    I want to share that internet connection in my guest os which is redhat linux 9.

    I can not access internet from my guest os.

    Please help me.


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    I tried to investigate.

    When I try to activate my network configuration in linux, it says "Can not activate network device eth0:1. Device eth0:1 does not seems to be present,delaying initialization.

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    red hat linux 9 is an obsolete distro, it probably has a hard time detecting "hardware" provided to it by vmware

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    device eth0:1
    This is an "imaginary" device (linked to eth0) - you need to configure eth0 itself.

    This seems to be less to do with VMWare and more about basic Linux configuration.

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