VMWare and FreeBSD 4.8 on my laptop

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Mon Aug 4 10:35:31 PDT 2003

Peter Nugter <info at mapswap.nl> writes:

> I am sorry if this is the wrong mail address but - as a newbe - I have a
> question.
> I installed on my laptop (using Windows XP; SP 1) VMWare 4 which runs O.K.
> I installed a virtual machine (VMWare 4) and was able to install FreeBSD
> 4.8 as a "guest" on it.
> Although the configuration of XFree86 (which is not cooperating well with
> the ATI Radeon IGP 340M) was a hell of a job - for an unexpierenced FreeBSD
> user - FreeBSD 4.8 runs well now.
> But now I want to connect my FreeBSD virtual machine to the internet.
> I did understand from the VMWare manual that a NAT device allows me to
> connect FreeBSD through my "host"-laptop to my provider. VMWare uses than a
> so called VMnet 8 switch.
> My provider gives me a different IP each time when dialing.
> But when starting Konqurer: I only get the message "host not found" (of
> course I already have a connection by way of my XP-host!).
> I must confess - as I have little knowledge of advanced networking - that I
> do not have the slightest idea what to do.
> Is it just the right configuration inside VMWare or do I have to configure
> some files inside FreeBSD?

Probably both.  You need to get the NAT running on the VMWare machine
and configure the FreeBSD "machine" to use the VMWare machine as its
gateway.  You'll need to configure DNS for the FreeBSD host, as well.  

> Another question:
> The VMware handbook (page 193) suggests that one also can make an internet
> connection by using a "host-only" network and let Windows do the job by
> using the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard.
> But it does not work. Windows "tells" me that something during the
> installation went wrong.

That's all it tells you?  "Something went wrong"?

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