Parallels + Linux + Internet = AARGH!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wrldwzrd89, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    For some strange reason, when I start up my Linux VM in Parallels 3.0, it refuses to auto-detect the network, and I have to manually connect it every single time. I'm using Shared Networking, the default.

    Also, I am experiencing two other annoying and related issues:
    Attempting to install Parallels Tools fails with the error:
    sh: bad interpreter: permission denied
    I'm running the install as root... what gives?

    Parallels has a habit of unexpectedly quitting if my Mac sleeps while it is running. If this happens, my VM gets corrupted and can't be opened... so I have to reinstall again. :mad:
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    Try bridged networking and assign a static ip to the Linux VM.

    I run a Solaris 10 VM and have no problems with networking when using the above but I did have to install the network driver (RTL8029) from Parallels on the Solaris VM.

    In the User Guide, refer to the following pages:
    86 Networking Adapters and Drivers
    15 Supported Guest Operating Systems (to see if your version of Linux is supported for Parallels Tools)
    182 Network Adapter Options
    90 Installing Parallels Tools for Linux

  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Thank you, I will try this when I get back to my Mac.

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