Network COnfiguration

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Network COnfiguration

Postby dark19 » 21. Dec 2008, 23:00

This is the first time i am using a virtual machine.
So i decided to make debian guest on windows xp sp2 host.
So i created the virtual machine configured the virtual hard drive and the rest and used Nat as configuration for network.
I started installing the debian linux/gnu os , all good untill i was asked if i wanted to choose a mirror for my sorce.list file.I choosed a mirror and i tryed to install some packages from that mirror, then all things got strange.
The computer just froze cpu 100% and the network was like 1kb/s i think..
What could have been the problem?
Note:The configuration of the network on the debian guest was dhcp.
Maybe the answer is here on the forum or on other site but unfortunately i failed to find it.
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Postby Sasquatch » 21. Dec 2008, 23:50

This should not happen. Did you try to run the installer and not select the mirror option? What does that do?
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Postby dark19 » 22. Dec 2008, 00:25

If i don't select any mirrors (meaning not conecting to the internet for getting new packages) the instalation goes as it was meant to do without any problems.The froze state with the 100% cpu use apears only when i am downloading something from the internet above 1Mb size.
After i finished the instalation and tryed to use `apt-get install "new_package"` happened the same thing.
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Postby Sasquatch » 22. Dec 2008, 01:13

Do you have a third party firewall on your Host? I just upgraded my Lenny VM, so far my Host (Xubuntu 8.10) is still running happily. Could also be a bug specific for Windows Hosts. Please check the logs of your VMs and Host for any evidence of the freeze. Also check the http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Bugtracker for similar bugs and if you can't find one, create a bug report. Attach any logs you have that might be helpful. You do need a separate account for the bugtracker though.
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Postby Beno@ » 22. Dec 2008, 10:08

ok, i(m having the same issue on windows Xp SP3 :wink:

it seems to be due to the new NAT engine.
there is another post on that problem:
http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=12443

and i just opened a ticket in order to report this issue, please comment if you have further information:
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2845
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Postby dark19 » 22. Dec 2008, 16:10

So this beeing said and untill the Nat problem will be solved is there another method which i can use to make the internet work on my guest os?
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Postby Sasquatch » 22. Dec 2008, 21:26

dark19 wrote:So this beeing said and untill the Nat problem will be solved is there another method which i can use to make the internet work on my guest os?

You can use the new Host Interface option so your VM will be a part of the network with it's own IP address. If your VM happens to get the same IP as your host, set a static IP instead.

Another option is to downgrade to 2.0.6 (you should have a backup of your machine xml files) and use that until this issue is fixed in a new release.
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Postby dark19 » 23. Dec 2008, 01:37

Thx very much for the help it seams that downgradeing to 2.06 was the thing :).
Now the nat thingy works like a charm.
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