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VMWare connect to host
is the network configured properly on the guest?
It should be, my Laptop runs Ubuntu as the host and it connects with out changing any settings...
have you installed smbclient package? (I think that is what it is called on ubuntu)
It is possible that windows 7 uses a newer version of the protocol than samba supports, but I can't be positive about this.
You can always try mounting it manually using mount command
mount -t cifs -o username=<user>,password=<pass> //computer/share /path/to/mountpoint
Ubuntu should have it by default. I have the newest Ubuntu. Should I uninstall smbclient and then install it from the repositores? The problem is my Ubuntu's internet is really slow.
Edit: I tried mounting it but the folder appears empty. However the free space reported is accurate (the same amount that's free on the drive on the host)
Edit2: Okay I tried another share and it worked, but it's not working for my other share...
Edit3: Okay that share has NTFS partitions set and logging in as a guest will make nothing show (I gave everyone permissions as a test and removed them when done).
Fedora mounts it fine, but Ubuntu still only had read only when I enter the password.
Also is there a way to make the command prompt for a password instead of typing it in in plain text where anyone who sees my screen can see it?
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
hmm what version and type of vmware are you running? workstation,server (1 or 2)
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
VMWare Server 2.
Samba should be included by default in Ubuntu though...