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

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 :slight_smile:


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

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

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 :frowning:


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