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  1. #1

    Default virtualbox networking problem

    I'm trying to set up a VM with Virtualbox running on openSUSE 11.1 but am having issues getting the networking to work. At present I get the following message:


    Failed to initialize Host Interface Networking.
    VBox status code: -3100 (VERR_HOSTIF_INIT_FAILED).


    Result Code:
    NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component:
    Console
    Interface:
    IConsole {e3c6d4a1-a935-47ca-b16d-f9e9c496e53e}


    For network settings I have:

    Attached to: "Host Interface"

    As interface name I tried "tab0" and "eth0"

    How do I get this to work? I cannot really hardcode a network connection into the VM settings as the machine (laptop) connects to a number of networks depending on my location and I'd like it to "just work" whether I am connected through wifi or ethernet cable.

    Thanks,
    Robert

  2. #2
    PeeGee NNTP User

    Default Re: virtualbox networking problem

    rjschwei wrote:
    > I'm trying to set up a VM with Virtualbox running on openSUSE 11.1 but
    > am having issues getting the networking to work. At present I get the
    > following message:
    >
    >
    > Failed to initialize Host Interface Networking.
    > VBox status code: -3100 (VERR_HOSTIF_INIT_FAILED).
    >
    >
    > Result Code:
    > NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    > Component:
    > Console
    > Interface:
    > IConsole {e3c6d4a1-a935-47ca-b16d-f9e9c496e53e}
    >
    >
    > For network settings I have:
    >
    > Attached to: "Host Interface"
    >
    > As interface name I tried "tab0" and "eth0"
    >
    > How do I get this to work? I cannot really hardcode a network
    > connection into the VM settings as the machine (laptop) connects to a
    > number of networks depending on my location and I'd like it to "just
    > work" whether I am connected through wifi or ethernet cable.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Robert
    >
    >


    Why not use NAT instead of "Host Interface" with eth0? That uses the
    host as a gateway and worked out of the box for me :-)

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    PeeGee

    Asus M2V-MX SE, AMD LE1640, openSuSE 11.0 x86-64/XP Home VBox
    Asus M2NPV-VM, AMD 64X2 3800+, openSuSE 10.3 x86-64/XP Home dual boot
    Asus eeePC 4G (701), Celeron M353, Mandriva 2009.0

  3. #3

    Default Re: virtualbox networking problem

    Using NAT doesn't appear to work. I'm trying to install off a PXE server and that is not being found.

    Searching for server (DHCP)....

    But it doesn't find anything.

    Robert

  4. #4
    PeeGee NNTP User

    Default Re: virtualbox networking problem

    rjschwei wrote:
    > Using NAT doesn't appear to work. I'm trying to install off a PXE server
    > and that is not being found.
    >
    > Searching for server (DHCP)....
    >
    > But it doesn't find anything.
    >
    > Robert
    >
    >


    Is that the VB PXE server or external? PXE with NAT provided by VB is
    referenced in 6.4.1 of help. I don't know how (if) you can use PXE with
    an external server :-(


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    PeeGee

    Asus M2V-MX SE, AMD LE1640, openSuSE 11.0 x86-64/XP Home VBox
    Asus M2NPV-VM, AMD 64X2 3800+, openSuSE 10.3 x86-64/XP Home dual boot
    Asus eeePC 4G (701), Celeron M353, Mandriva 2009.0

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