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I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation. I have Windows 7 as my host OS.

I want to connect to internet from Ubuntu. Can anyone please gives steps for connecting to internet through guest OS?

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Have you enabled a network adaptor in the VM settings? NAT is the simplest option but bridged mode just as easy to set up if you have a DHCP server running on the network.

Is the network running in the guest? Do you have an IP address? If not:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

If you have an IP address in the guest it could the firewall on the host is causing the problem.

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I get an error: stop: Job failed while stopping start: Job is already running: networking – Igor G. Mar 31 at 18:45

Workstation sets up bridge network VMnet0 for Bridge Networking for the guests. Bridged networking connects a virtual machine to a network by using the network adaptor on the host system. You can enable it by right click on your Ubuntu Virtual Machine or VM>Settings click on Network Adaptor and select Bridged, restart the guest if needed.

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No, restarting doesn't do anything. – Igor G. Mar 31 at 18:47

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