Solved How to access Networking/Internet on Linux Mint

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
September 13, 2018 at 05:21:08
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
My operating system is Win 10 and on it I have installed VirtualBox. The object of the exercise was to revisit Linux after an absence of some years and in doing so I have discovered the reason I scrapped it so many years ago... it is just too hard to handle!

I installed Linux 19 quite easily but to try and get online is a nightmare, my question therefore is how do I go about it in the simplest terms possible.

Any and all help will be appreciated.

Regards


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September 15, 2018 at 09:19:48
For the Windows 10, there is a higher level operating system, And with that, the internet access can be done with Linksys support as, with the change fo the settings it has provided one of the best and high speed oriented internet access.

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#1
September 13, 2018 at 06:44:47
Did you allow the virtual OS Linux mint to utilize the network card, so either wifi or cable when you first installed it with VirtualBox?

Just asking because i have installed mint before & everything worked just fine right from the get go, so i'm thinking it has something to do with VirtualBox and perhaps the way you configured the virtual machine...

What does ifconfig return if you enter that in the linux shell/console?
Do any networkcards show up?

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September 13, 2018 at 20:41:19
hidde663, thank you for your reply but to be honest I don't have the patience for this anymore and I have scrubbed the project completely, but thank you anyway

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September 14, 2018 at 05:32:58
Why would you install Mint in VirtualBox? It's not necessary. And you didn't state what your network/internet issue is. Wireless or wired? If you're running a Broadcom network chip, it very likely won't be setup automatically. You would have to go thru a manual setup & configuration.

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewto...

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September 14, 2018 at 18:16:21
Thank you riider, I installed it on a whim. I had a pretty good go at Linux many years ago and even then I found it difficult to use. My latest foray into the system has not been any better and at my age I cant be bothered with the hassles. I succeeded in installing mate which works well. I used Virtual box so that when wanted rid of Linux the process would be simple and my Win 10 would be unharmed.

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September 15, 2018 at 09:19:48
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For the Windows 10, there is a higher level operating system, And with that, the internet access can be done with Linksys support as, with the change fo the settings it has provided one of the best and high speed oriented internet access.

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September 15, 2018 at 21:02:22
@ riider I bit the bullet and reinstalled Linux... this time successfully and at the this time I'm plodding through it again, but I think I underestimated my disk size. I have 15gig left which will probably be enough for my purposes.

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