How do I access a network drive using VMware\linux Red Hat

Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
   How do I connect to a network drive using VMware and Linux Red Hat?

Thanks, MissyMadi
Question by:missymadi
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi MissyMadi,

    If I understand correctly, you have a VMWare machine running Red Hat Linux, and you want to connect to a Windows share? If so,...

    From the Linux machine, test that you can ping the machine with the share on it, with ping <ip address>. If you get a reply, it means that vmware is on the LAN, and should be able to access the share.

    Create a mounpoint on the Linux machine:

    mkdir /mnt/myshare

    Then mount the share to the mount point with:

    mount -t smbfs //hostname/share /mnt/myshare -ousername=windowsuser,password=windowspassword

    The username and password should be a user that exist on the host that the share is on, or on the domain if you're part of a domain.

    Author Comment

    I connected to the share myshare from your directions. THANKS.

    Here is my next issue,

    [root@localhost myshare]# cd /Oracle11g/database
    bash: cd: /Oracle11g/database: No such file or directory

    The file is definitely there on my C drive. I am trying to get to  (on host) c:\Oracle11g\database\runInstaller but it is not working.
    LVL 3

    Assisted Solution

    Drop the /

    just type cd oracle11g/database

    linux is funny like that  :)

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