I am installing alpine 3.4.6 os in virtualbox 5. I got following network adaptors,

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But none of these are allowing to have internet in the virtualbox.

I chose to use dhcp while setting up using alpine-setup. enter image description here

The setup-alpine itself is failing not being able to find fastest mirror url.

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Network config is,

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Oh, my internet is killing me. Its internet issue, I changed my network and and its working with bridge mode.

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For those that have this problem and are installing Alpine for VM you have to do this:
First run setup-alpine and go on and then you will hit the problem.
After that this setup has filled the file /etc/network/interfaces for you.
Now do this:

vi /etc/network/interfaces

and In the part of the file that it has written:

iface eth0 inet dhcp

Just add udhcpc_opts -O search below it like this:

iface eth0 inet dhcp
    udhcpc_opts -O search

Then run this:

ifup eth0

If it says its currently up then you need to down it first:

ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0

Then :)

ping google.com

HTH, Have a nice day!


Use your principal interface to discover use ifconfig from cli/terminal and see which has ip configured.

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