Here is perhaps a more complete description of the issue: when VL6 installed (and I have installed VL6 twice) the install program said it set up the network card with DHCP. Yet after the desktop opened, I could not connect to the internet, so I had to manually config the network card (using VASM). I was then able to connect to the internet. After rebooting however, the network config had not been saved and I had to go through the process of manually configuring the network card.
here is my system info:
Internet connection: DLS
Host: windows xp sp3 -Processor-AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
running at 2 mhz with 2 GB ram (960 mb allocated to VL6)
VirtualBox: 2.1.6 x86 for windows
Guest: VL6 RC4