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Oracle Linux: Unable to connect to the internet

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When first installing Oracle Linux, you may run into being unable to connect to the internet. You may make the mistake of thinking that the problem is with the network settings on the host-side, and try to futz about changing what type of network connection the VM connects to. Don’t bother, it isn’t going to do any good, and you will only get annoyed.

The problem is caused on the client side, and is simple enough to solve; here’s how:

  1. On the VM, go to System > Preferences > Network Connections
  2. Highlight System eth0, and click Edit
  3. Check the check box marked “Connect Automatically”
  4. Click “Apply”

You’ll get prompted for a root password, then you’re done, and you should now be able to connect to the internet.

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