Solved

LInux as virtual machine on Windows host -- network connection to server error

Posted on 2014-02-15
3
591 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-16
I have Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 virtual machine and I have VMware Workstation 10 on a Windows 7 host computer.

The VM is configured to use NAT for the network connectivity.

On the Linux machine when I choose Places, Network and click the Windows Icon I get the message. Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Network-issue-in-Linux.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:Douglass MacLean
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Abhilash earned 500 total points
ID: 39862350
Do you have any firewalls enabled?
Like IP tables or anything? Try disabling it and see if it works.
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 39862441
Switch Networking to Bridged Mode, e.g. Edit the VM Settings, Edit Networking, and change from NAT to Bridged.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Douglass MacLean
ID: 39862535
The firewall in Linux was blocking almost everything. I added a few obvious things like DNS and Ethernet. That let me actually see the Windows Workgroup in which the Win 7 host resides.

I'm now working on the Samba configuration, which I think will get me the rest of the way.

Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Team Achieving Their Full Potential?

74% of employees feel they are not achieving their full potential. With Linux Academy, not only will you strengthen your team's core competencies but also their knowledge of of the newest IT topics.

With new material every week, we'll make sure that you stay ahead of the game.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
Teach the user how to use create log bundles for vCenter Server or ESXi hosts Open vSphere Web Client: Generate vCenter Server and ESXi host log bundle:  Open vCenter Server Appliance Web Management interface and generate log bundle: Open vCenter Se…
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…

728 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