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I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host.

ifconfig returns this:

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Here's the etc../interfaces file:

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How can I force it to grab an IP address from the dhcp?

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Please don't post pretty much the same question twice. – cutrightjm Jun 27 '13 at 20:12
Have you tried setting allow-hotplug eth1? Restart network afterwards. If it's bridged, do you have a running DHCP server in that network? Try running dhclient -v eth1, you should see the DHCP request/ack. – diablo Jun 30 '13 at 6:07

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