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Hi, Please help me to solve the problem: PROBLEM: Laptop-1 has Fedora 9 (2.6.25) GUEST; & Windows XP(SP3) HOST; & VirtualBox 3.2.10 Laptop-2 has Fedora 9 (2.6.25) I want to ...
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    how to connect in virtual box?


    Hi,

    Please help me to solve the problem:

    PROBLEM:

    Laptop-1 has Fedora 9 (2.6.25) GUEST; & Windows XP(SP3) HOST; & VirtualBox 3.2.10
    Laptop-2 has Fedora 9 (2.6.25)

    I want to connect Fedora 9(laptop-2) to the Fedora 9 GUEST(laptop-1).

    1. Which Adapter should I use in VirtualMachine's settings?(Bridged OR Host-only)?
    2. How should I do this? i.e. Please tell me the steps.

    Thanks.

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    1. Bridged.
    Nat would also be possible, but is more complex.
    "Host only", as the name indicates, is isolated by design.

    2. Depends on your network.
    In bridge mode, the guest can be configured via dhcp, if a server is available.
    If not, you need to set a free static IP within your network, default gateway and nameserver.

    Before changing that, please consider the effect on your network setup and server config files of the guest.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    how to do bridging?

    Thanks Irithori,

    See, I just have 2 independent laptops and there is no other network.

    I just want ot "bridge-connect" Fedora-guest(laptop-1) to Fedora-laptop2.

    How to setup bridged-network?

    thanks.

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    And Irithori,

    there is no dhcp.

    all fedoras and winXP will have static IP.

    its pure testing only. no internet connection required.

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    Ok, as there is no router and no network between the laptops,
    you have another problem to solve first.

    Create a network between them.
    What do you want to do?
    - Connect their ethernet to a switch? (easy)
    - Install a wireless access point. Should work, but I would recommend to update the fedora 9 host to 14
    - Configure the two laptops to use a adhoc wifi. For that I definitely recommend the update to fedora 14.

    Please tell us how it went.


    P.S.: Not sure, if you meant it that way, but: dhcp is not strictly only for internet. It is perfectly sane to use it for other purposes in private or maintenance networks as well.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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