new to Linux and Ubuntu - ya noob, be gentle.
I have a Windows 7 host, running latest Virtual Box, created an Ubuntu 12.10 server installation. Everything seemed to go fine, I chose all defaults both for the Virtual box settings and for the Ubuntu server install. I only chose to add Samba file server and LAMP installs.
I chose the default network adapter in Vbox, only 1 adapter set for NAT - but I don't believe the ubuntu server install is binding properly.
Forum won't let me paste a screen shot - effectively ifconfig shows no IP address bound on eth0. In /etc/network/interfaces config I didn't change anything, and it has eth0 bound to dhcp - so seems like that is default setting.
I'm just trying to learn ubuntu, so want a very basic setup - what did I miss to bind the network adapter? Did a search here in forums first, couldn't find a related post.
Any suggestions welcome, thx