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I have Ubuntu 11.10 Wubi installed on a VM, and it has suddenly stopped being able to connect to the internet, it says connected, but the VM says there are no active IP addresses and it's not pingable... I have no idea whats causing this ... it's not the VM becuase Windows on the same VM works fine... Any ideas ?

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Are you getting any error messages? Anything in your logs? Anything on the console? Anything more specific than "It doesn't work"? :-) – voretaq7 Feb 22 '12 at 19:11
ubuntu says connected but when pinging I get network not available – King Feb 22 '12 at 19:14
Shot in the dark, do you have a gateway defined? – Carlos Feb 22 '12 at 19:36
I'm a bit confused.. how do you have wubi in a vm? are you saying your running a vm with windows that you then installed wubi on? So by extension you now have a dual boot vm of windows and ubuntu? – balloons Feb 22 '12 at 19:43
What VM (VMWare / Vbox), what host (windows, Ubuntu), and how did you configure the network (what type of virtual network card). – bodhi.zazen Feb 22 '12 at 20:10
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Turns out it was a question for Server Fault :P the problem was the network, not quite sure what is wrong with it but it works in Windows and not Linux, anyway I used another network and it's working just fine. :)

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