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I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu connected to the internet in vmware fusion. Every other Linux distro has no trouble...

ifconfig shows that eth0 is up and running, has been assigned an ipv4 address (DHCP) as well as an ipv6 address. I can ping localhost, but nothing else. It just stalls out. I'm running vmware in NAT (as opposed to bridged) mode, which has worked fine for all other distros I've tried (Debian, BackTrack, openSuse...). I thought Ubuntu was supposed to be ridiculously easy to work with? Seems a lot of people have had this problem, but no clear answers yet.

Thanks in advance for any guidance!

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This might help: unix.stackexchange.com/q/8118/8123#8123 – Tshepang Mar 2 '11 at 13:14
Thanks, this is a great post. – Richard Calahan Mar 2 '11 at 13:25
Probably more appropriate for askubuntu.com – tjameson Jul 1 '11 at 4:55

Well, my previous assumptions were wrong. I've always read that you should run Linux under NAT in vmware, but I switched to bridged mode and now everything works. My ip address in the virtual machine is now the same as my ip address on the main machine. Hope this little tidbit of info helps someone...

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