I'm trying to run Ubuntu as the guest OS using VMWware 1.0.10 with Windows 7 Ultimate as the host OS.
I had this set up previously with Win XP as the host OS and in fact I'm using the same .vmx
My problem is I can't get either Win7 or Ubuntu to be able to ping the other by hostname.
After installing Samba and Winbind on Ubuntu, I was able to get this working when under WinXP, but for some reason I can't get it to work under Win7.
I can ping by IP Address, and the guest OS even shows up by hostname under the Windows networking panel (but of course I can't do anything with it), but pinging using short hostnames just won't work.
Also, Win7 firewall is turned off completely.