I have a bridge network working on OSX with a Ubuntu guest VM. You need a network connection for this to work. I have my nic configured via DHCP in OSX and then I statically assigned the guest
eth0 an IP on the same subnet.
With this set up I could SSH to my Ubuntu guest; with entries in
/etc/hosts on OSX I was able to access internal domains I'd set up in apache on the Ubuntu guest.
I simply installed Ubuntu, in the VM settings, set the adapter to a bridge connection. Boot Ubuntu and be sure to configure
Mine looks like this:
iface eth0 inet static
OSX would pick up an IP address on the same subnet (e.g. 192.168.0.102), I could see the guest from the host just fine.
Hope this helps.
I'm struggling to get host-only networking set up so I can communicate with the guest VM without an active internet connection.