[vbox-dev] SVN trunk: Vista has no ethernet driver?

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Tue Aug 19 07:35:16 GMT 2008

On Monday 18 August 2008, walt wrote:
> Frank Mehnert wrote:
> > On Saturday 16 August 2008, David L.Pratte wrote:
> >> Install the VirtualBox Guest additions, these include the AMD PCnet
> >> driver required with the default configuration.
> >>
> >>>> [...]
> >>>> Any idea why Vista doesn't like this NIC?  Any ideas how to debug
> >>>> this?
> >
> > And just to complete this: If you are using the SVN trunk you have to
> > manually download the latest additions from www.virtualbox.org/download,
> > currently 1.6.4. These should normally work with the trunk as well
> > (but we cannot guarantee this).
> It does work, thanks.  So far, anyway :o)

What does that mean: Do the guest additions don't install cleanly or
is the NIC not detected?

You may want to remove the disabled Vista PCNet driver from the device
manager and reboot your Vista guest. Then it should ask you for a
driver. If the guest additions were properly installed you should be
able to select the PCnet driver.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/
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