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Hello,
I have vmware file with "Oracle Enterprise Linux" flavor.
The Underlying OS is windows 7. I would like to know how can i share files between the two.
I  have created a shared folder within the windows 7.
It is not clear to me how can i allow the Linux to see that folder.
Thank you
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tamirmilo
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
Have your share folders enables under, settings, options, shared folder

Please example attached.

vmware.pdf
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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Yes, i have.
The solution may be something like:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/55242
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
What happens when you create a new shared folder inside your vmware infrastructure?

Are you using vmware workstation?
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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
I am using VMWare workstation 7.1.2.
I do not know how to access it from Linux. If i had a windows image then it would have been easy.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
I am not familiar with Oracle Enterprise Linux, does it have a graphical user interface?

Can you get to the settings on the VMWARE player/workstation?

If you can you will be able to see the path where it is creating the folder, then we can create an entry for it on the samba config file to share it with your windows machine.

If you can create a folder please check where it is dumping it / path, then post it back.

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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
NAT Cnfig Shared FolderHi,
Thank you first of all for the help.
The Linux has GUI.  The settings are attached. I created a shared folder c:\Shared_Linux that i would like t place install files eventually and run them from the Linux.
Looks like the sambe part is what we need to do. Your help is really appreciated. Thank you
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
Look on your linux machine under:

/mnt/hgfh/Shared_Linux that (hgfh) can be something else on your side, please let me know if it worked.

If not then you might need to install VMWARE tools on that linux machine.
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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
I do not have any thing under /mnt.
What is the tools used for?
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
VMWARE tools enables you share folders easily and you do not have to press Ctrl + Alt to release the mouse and more.

Also look under \media like I said I am not sure how your distribution works. I have to look tomorrow how it works and see if we can install VMWARE tools in it, then try to create shared folders again.

Try to restart as well and see if it still won't appear because I just tested it on my side with a Debian virtual client on Windows 7 PC.


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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I have vmware tools installed now. I restated and it is still the same. Thanks
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tamirmiloAuthor Commented:
Sorry, i checked again after the installation of the tools and the share appear. Thank you and good luck
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
That is awesome, give me a shout anytime.
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