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How can I get Ubuntu to use Vista's internet through patch/crossover cable?

I have an dual boot ubuntu/xp tower. I also have a Vista laptop. I use the Vista laptop's internet from XP but when I boot into Ubuntu I cannot use the internet. I set my ubuntu connection properties to "roaming mode" however, it just shows 0's for ip, dns etc..

How do I configure Vista ICS to work with my Ubuntu tower?

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You have to check how your setup of the NIC is on the XP box (IP Address, subnet mask, gateway) and then use the same settings within Ubuntu.
ElijahLynnAuthor Commented:
In Vista my local area Network connection details are
Autoconfguration IPv4
IPv4 Subnet mask
"" Default gateway   - blank
"" dns server - blank

internet connection sharing is enabled for local area network, i have it set to a public network (should it be private)

In ubuntu what should my settings be?

I am going to post here as well --> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=614891

Can I ask where you got those details? Were they got from the Vista Machine or the XP installation when connected to the Vista machine. 169.254.x.y addresses are usually a sign that your connection isn't working. Can you post the output of a "ipconfig /all" on the XP installation when it's successfully connected to the internet?
ElijahLynnAuthor Commented:
I am going to close this question now. I ended up just uninstalling Vista and installing XP. It was a painful operation and ended up in me wasting a whole day because HP does not support XP on my laptop. I subscribed to a driver site for $35 for the year to speed things up. All is working well now. Down with Vista and Down with MS.

Ubuntu and Mac are coming from behind!
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