I am trying to run ubuntu server inside a virtual machine on my windows 7 (64 bit) laptop. I am a developer so I need to run server software on the ubuntu virtual machine. Ubuntu also needs to go out to the internet for git updates, etc.
As far as I can tell, I can't use NAT because I can't be able to host a server on ubuntu and have clients on my windows host connect to those servers.
I also don't believe I can have any sort of internal or host only network since the ubuntu virtual machine needs access to the internet for package managers, git, etc.
That leaves me with bridged network. I select bridged network on both, vmware player and virtual box, but I am not able to connect to the internet from ubuntu virtual machine. I AM able to connect to the net when networking is set to NAT (true for both, vmware player and virtualbox).
How the heck can I resolve this issue? What more information do I need to provide?