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I have enabled the "Shared Folders" feature on the VM that runs Ubuntu 9.04. How do I access this from the Ubuntu guest OS?

My host OS is Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2.

Note: I have enabled "Shared Folders" for Windows 7 RC (guest OS) by mapping the //.host/shared folder.

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You need to install the VMware Tools. Once you have done that and the hgfs kernel module has loaded you should be able to access the shared folders at /mnt/hgfs/

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You need vmware-tools installed, which has been problematic in 9.04. Check out:

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This should help :

  • Create the sharefolder on your windows

  • Create an account for your linux on windows

  • Add your windows ip on you linux hosts file

  • then log as root with su -

  • And finally mount the share folder :

    mount -t smbfs -o username=<Windows system user account>,password=<password> //YourComputer/YourShareFolder /mnt/YourShareFolder

There is also another method (maybe easier)

  • First backup you smb conf file :

    cp /etc/smb.conf /etc/smb.conf.backup

  • Then edit the smd conf by adding this to the end:


path = /home/user/shared

public = no

writable = yes

printable = no (since you want to share files, not a printer)

  • Then restart your smb service :

    /etc/init.d/smb restart

These 2 ways work fine for me.

Hope this will help you.

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