I set my Network Adapter to the NAT setting, and ran an ifconfig for my machine. All the I got back was eth0 and lo. eth0 has the static IP configured I configured back in the days where I was running my VM Bridged with DHCP. Do I need to reconfigure my eth0 settings now and if so how?

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Take out your static network settings and change the bootproto to DHCP, then reset the network and routing services.

Depends on your distribution, e.g.:

service network restart

/etc/init.d/networking restart (deprecated)

/etc/rc.d/routing restart -- restart routing services, specific to BSD I believe.

Or simply reboot.

  • cool, will that IP be static? If not is there a way to make it so?
    – stevebot
    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:19

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