Hi All,

I recently got rid of my dual boot and instead went to a virtual setup for XP (I rarely use it but once in awhile for work I need it to test things out, plus....since i paid for it with my machine and it's the only way I can watch netflix....I figured why not). But anyways. I got vmplayer and tools installed with no problem but I want to know if a couple of things are possible.

1. Sharing between my main box and the vm without going through networking. Right now I go through my network and it works fine but then if I'm out with my laptop and not on a network I can't really share between them.

2. Get wireless to work. If so would it be shared between Ubuntu and VM or would it be one or the other, with the other disconnecting? Here is my current VM file settings:


#!/usr/bin/vmware
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "3"
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.filename = "WindowsXPPro.vmdk"
memsize = "192"
MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "FALSE"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
floppy0.fileType = "file"
floppy0.fileName = "cdboot1.img"
floppy0.startConnected = "True"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
usb.present = "TRUE"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.virtualDev = "es1371"
displayName = "Windows XP Pro"
guestOS = "winxppro"
nvram = "WindowsXPPro.nvram"
MemTrimRate = "-1"
ide0:0.redo = ""
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
uuid.location = "56 4d af de e9 81 ed 95-5b e1 bd c1 5c 8a be ec"
uuid.bios = "56 4d af de e9 81 ed 95-5b e1 bd c1 5c 8a be ec"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:8a:be:ec"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
tools.syncTime = "TRUE"
ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"
uuid.action = "create"
checkpoint.vmState = "WindowsXPPro.vmss"
tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

floppy0.clientDevice = "FALSE"
extendedConfigFile = "WindowsXPPro.vmxf"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"

usb.autoConnect.device0 = ""

ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"


Thanks!