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I am running Ubuntu 9.10 in a Virtual machine and cannot connect to to Windows 7 host, it says "Cannot retrieve the server list"...
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- 11-02-2009 #1
VMWare connect to host
I am running Ubuntu 9.10 in a Virtual machine and cannot connect to to Windows 7 host, it says "Cannot retrieve the server list"
- 11-03-2009 #2
- 11-03-2009 #3
- 11-03-2009 #4
is the network configured properly on the guest?
- 11-03-2009 #5
It should be, my Laptop runs Ubuntu as the host and it connects with out changing any settings...
- 11-03-2009 #6
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It is possible that windows 7 uses a newer version of the protocol than samba supports, but I can't be positive about this.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
- 11-03-2009 #7
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?
- 11-04-2009 #8
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hmm what version and type of vmware are you running? workstation,server (1 or 2)
- 11-05-2009 #9
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- 11-07-2009 #10
VMWare Server 2.
Samba should be included by default in Ubuntu though...