Solved

Ubuntu and VMWare Workstation 8

Posted on 2012-03-16
7
423 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-31
I have a client who is running a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 laptop with VMWare Workstation 8.  He has an Ubuntu 10.04 VM on it and would like to have a shared folder between his Windows desktop and the Linux desktop.  Every time we've tried to get that to work, the Linux side won't recognize it.  We did get it to map once, however the mapping popped an error that it couldn't be mapped, then showed up anyway.  When it did mount, there were only read-only permissions, but we know how to change that.  The problem is though that it won't mount all the time, and if it does you have to manually enter the information each time to try to mount it which causes a delay in productivity.  

Any ideas on the easiest way to get a shared folder between the two OS's?  Thank you!
0
Comment
Question by:PostQ
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 117

Expert Comment

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Comment Utility
Setup Shared Folders between the VM and Windows 7.

Make sure VMware Tools has been installed in the VM.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:PostQ
Comment Utility
Yes I've done that, that's where the problem is.  The linux side won't mount them, and the client doesn't want two folders to have to put things in.
0
 
LVL 117

Expert Comment

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Comment Utility
You could use standard SAMBA and Windows Sharing?
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:PostQ
Comment Utility
We did try that too, but that's where Ubuntu protested every time we mounted saying it was unable to mount, then it would just mount but mess up all the permissions when it did.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:S00007359
Comment Utility
on windows 7, disable wwindiows firewall and test. another  option is to share a  folder on ubuntu, and access it on/from windows 7?
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
PostQ earned 0 total points
Comment Utility
The user that was having this problem has not been responding to my information about this topic, so for now I'll just close the question.  Thank you everyone for your help!
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:PostQ
Comment Utility
See the comment I'm accepting as a solution.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
Teach the user how to install log collectors and how to configure ESXi 5.5 for remote logging Open console session and mount vCenter Server installer: Install vSphere Core Dump Collector: Install vSphere Syslog Collector: Open vSphere Client: Config…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now