Debian in Vmware configuation

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
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.
Question by:ifeatu
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    Accepted Solution

    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'

    Author Comment

    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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    Expert Comment

    What tells 'ifconfig eth0'?
    Try 'ifconfig eth0 up'

     - /var/log/messages
     - dmesg
     - lspci
    for any errors with network or network adapter.

    Author Comment

    It is now giving my an IPv6 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?!
    LVL 5

    Expert Comment

    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.
    LVL 7

    Assisted Solution

    try adding:

    auto eth0

    to the interfaces file.
    LVL 7

    Expert Comment

    ... instead of:

    allow-hotplug eth0

    just before the iface eth0 line.

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