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Debian in Vmware configuation

I keep having these issues with ifconfig not giving me an ip address...I currently have vmware set to Bridged Networking, I want my router to distribute it its own IP.  I have attached a screenshot for reference...this is the newest build of Debian.
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ht-docsCommented:
Is your networking set properly for DHCP?

check /etc/network/interfaces
It should contain smth like

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Try to restart network. If it fails, try 'ifconfig eth0'
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ifeatuAuthor Commented:
Okay, I had it on static, but putting it on dhcp didn't help

restarted the network interface and restarted the computer
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ht-docsCommented:
What tells 'ifconfig eth0'?
Try 'ifconfig eth0 up'

Check:
 - /var/log/messages
 - dmesg
 - lspci
for any errors with network or network adapter.
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ifeatuAuthor Commented:
It is now giving my an IPv6 address...how can I switch it to IPv4...I have a feeling its has something to do with the build of Debian that I'm using (kernel version maybe?) do you have any good tutorials on rolling it back?!
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ifreqCommented:
Try running "dhclient eth0" and paste results here. If using static IP you could add the eth0 mac address to your router and give it the static IP you want to.
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Morne LateganCommented:
try adding:

auto eth0

to the interfaces file.
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Morne LateganCommented:
... instead of:

allow-hotplug eth0

just before the iface eth0 line.
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