View Full Version : [ubuntu] I am confused what is going with this setup

May 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
I am all confused now....here is the setup of my system.
1.) I have virtualBox from virtualbox.org having ubuntu 8.0 server installed as one of the guest OS running on my laptop with windowsxp ( i am on a wireless network/adsl at home 192.168.1.*)
2.) While installation of ubuntu i selected the networking part to use dhcp... ( which gives it a 10... range ip address) and it can update itself over the internet (all this while my laptop is on the home wireless network)

I want to connect to ubuntu from my windowsxp... telnet/ssh into it... so i change the
/etc/network/interfaces to reflect that the interface eth0 should be static ip ( and all the network stuff i got that from http://www.ubuntugeek.com/... (http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-networking-configuration-using-command-line.html))

and i update my windows host file to say is "mydevhost" and from windows i am not able to ssh into ubuntu on virtualBox.

May 14th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Can you ping the Ubuntu VM? Did you setup sshd on the VM?

May 14th, 2008, 07:47 PM
I can't ping both ways.... from VirtualBox to my desktop and desktop to my virtual box...

but when i put the configuration in /etc/network/interfaces as dhcp instead of static... I can access the internet though...

I just want to access my virtualBox from windows and vice versa... accessing internet from ubuntu... is a very secondary thing for now...

May 14th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Can you ping the Ubuntu VM? Did you setup sshd on the VM?

During installation I selected the openssh... option... so Yes.. i installed the sshd... and withing the VM i can do a

ssh localhostsuccessfully... but since i can't ping the VM ...my guess is that i can't even... ssh to it..but didn't touch any of the config files....