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Bridged Connection VMWare - host - windows 2003 server - guest OS - CentOS5

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I have installed vmware on a local 2003 windows server.  I am now attempting to install CentOS onto that VMWare as a guest OS.  I have selected Bridged as the type of internet connection.  But when the system loads up the bringing up of eth0 fails.  Does anyone know of a way to get this working properly.  I have installed CentOS as a server so no GUI to use (but that isn't a problem).  I recently installed Ubuntu on VMware on a different machine and the bridged connection just worked without me doing anything.  That is why I don't understand what I would need to do since in my other experiences it just worked without the need for manually adjustment.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Top Expert 2009

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check the picture

those 2 options are  setup correctly in your case right ?



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Yes they are set that way.  I originally selected NAT and got the wrong type of network solution.   But since then I have changed it to be Bridged.  If I attempt to add Hardware to that particular guest it shows it as Bridged and YES.  Also it says Bridged in every spot where it can for network connection type.
Top Expert 2009

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"I originally selected NAT and got the wrong type of network solution"

did you select Nat At the time of creating virutal mechine and after creating the virtual mechine did you change to bridged ??

Author

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yes that was the case.  I thought only # of Processors was something that was not recommended changing after the initial setup... Is that not the case?  Is there something to adjust in the config manually?
Top Expert 2009

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 from linux console  try to restart the network service

service network restart

see if it pickup ip from your dhcp server or not

Author

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It does not.  It stalls on Determining IP address information for eth0... eventually resulting in FAILED.  I have two network connections from VMware on my host windows machine. They both seem to be enabled. Not sure if that matters but I figured i'd mention it.
Top Expert 2009
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omm
I am not that good in vmware troubleshooting..

is there anyway you can install linux again from scrath by creating new virtual mechine and this time select bridged mode from begginning ...

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Any VMWare guru's out there on experts exchange?
Top Expert 2009

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There must be
since i was not helpfull

delete this question,

and open anotehr one in VMWARE zone

Author

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Well i have reinstalled CentOS 5 by selecting bridged first instead of NAT but even during the post installation setup its Determining IP Address then FAILED
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
omm that mean, its unable to get IP address from your DHCP server

do you have dhcp server or do you give static ip ??

can you show me a screen shot of your problem, it would be easy to understand
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what is the outcome ??
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