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Has anyone installed RH 9.0 on VMware?  How do you config the NIC?  The physical host is an Intel PRO/100 mini PCI and the NIC inthe VM is just VMWare's virtual NIC...

I am clueless, any help appreciated!

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by:shivsa
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which platform you used (linux) for VMware?
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by:shivsa
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r u using static ips for vmnet or u have dhcp.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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The virtual NIC is a AMD PCNET PCI, which means that in your Red Hat network configuration, you select this device type. If you did configure vmware so that it provides a DHCP server, you are pretty much done. Just tell your RH installation which DHCP server to use, if you reserved a network segment for your virtual machines, just specify all the required information.

Where are you stuck? What's not working?
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by:truckirwin
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physical system = win2k, static IP,   VMware is DHCP

when I go and set the net config, I get the error - " Eth1 does not seem to be present."

Tried the solution found in another string:

check_link_down () {
   return 1;
}

but no luck.

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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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The Red Hat system should only see eth0. You only have one virtual network adapter. When your virtual Red Hat system  is up, can you please run /sbin/ifconfig
This will report all network interfaces the system finds. There should be an eth0.
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u have to this string to this file.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
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by:hmomeni
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Hey, have you installed vmware tools? You should install it first and then it automatically adds the proper driver ( a virtual driver - AMD type thing ).

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by:truckirwin
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Man, I wish I had known that sooner!  Whats the process to install VMtools?  I don't know if Ishould install them in the VM or the host???
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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The VMtools need to be installed on the guest system.
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by:Seehachart
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You need to copy /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 by yrslf
and modify IP inside the file before bring it up.

But my problem is how can I using physical NIC inside VM instead of virtual NIC?
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Seehachart, please don't post questions in old (and already closed) questions. Please open a new question.
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