virtualbox woe

so…you’re on mac os x and you install ubuntu on your virtualbox and then…networking doesn’t work at all?  Like at all?  No IP Address?

1) go to devices | network adapters and make sure device 0 is checked

run wget

should work

if not


sudo dhclient #might help — restarts your dhcp

5 thoughts on “virtualbox woe”

  1. networking from your virtualbox to your mac: you can just connect straight from your virtualbox to the IP address of your “mother” mac!
    in mac
    ~ /sbin/ifconfig en1
    en1: flags=8863 mtu 1500
    inet6 fe80::21e:52ff:fe76:3054%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6
    inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

    then within ubuntu in a virtualbox:
    wget # and it works!

  2. overall it works [though crashes when you share folders between them]. I’d call this a nice, high quality, working, free replacement for fusion or parallels. It’s even open source! 🙂

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