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Old 09-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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create a folder to share with two os


i install linux 5.1 on vmware.my host os is win 7.
now i want to create a folder on linux in root user and share this folder with the win 7.
both the system are pingable...
please help...
 
Old 09-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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VMWare is a tech company, not software. you can't make a VM with VMWare. Do you mean VMware Server maybe? ESXi? Workstation?

Linux is on version 3.2, not likely to see Linux 5.1 for many years. Do you mean RHEL 5.1?? If so, that's getting old, 6.3 is now available.

You probably want to look at using Shared Folders under VMWare http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/do...d_folders.html
 
Old 09-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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share folder on rhel 5.1

my guest os is rhel 5.1...
i make a folder in my host os win 7 and give the rights to vmware workstation user but
i share the folder as mentioned in document but it is not shown in guest os linux in /mnt/
what i can do to see this folder.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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create a folder on linux in root user and share this folder with

Quote:
samba is best options to share resource between windows to linux platform
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...nux,_and_Samba
 
Old 09-20-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Samba is overly complicated for a setup like this.

OP - you created a folder in Win and set it up as a shared folder in VMWare, correct? In your Shared Folders section, you should have the name you've given to the folder, the host (windows) location, and the check box should be checked. You've also installed the VMWare tools in your RHEL VM right? If so, you should be able to mount the share in your VM.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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i have create a folder name Linux Data and location is destop of host os which is win 7.
i go to vm setting and enable sharable folder and check the checkbox.....
now i to linux as root and past this command
mount /Linux Data /mnt
but it did't works..............???????????
 
Old 09-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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You can't "mount /Linux Data /mnt" for several reasons.

1) /Linux Data has a space in it, you must either quote or delimit spaces or the shell will word split on the space. You would need to use "Linux Data" or Linux\ Data instead.

2) "/Linux Data" is referenced as if it's a directory on the local filesystem, but it's not, so mount will never be able to use it in that way.

Try running vmware-config-tools.pl as root, it should be able to set up the mount for you. In the end you should have /mnt/hgfs/[Shared Directories].

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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Thanks for your reply...but my problem is still not solved.
i give this command as root
vmware-config-tools.pl
but the its return command not found...
what this mean????
i can't understand what i can do.....
 
Old 09-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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Have you installed the VMWare tools?
 
Old 09-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #10
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I think not.....
how i can installl it.........
and for what purpose it is useddddd?
And from where i can install it.????
 
Old 09-21-2012, 11:00 AM   #11
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It should be in one of the menus at the top, "Virtual Machine > Install VMWare Tools" or the like. This should be step 1 when setting up any OS (Windows or Linux) in a VM. This allows you to interface more cleanly with the VM...shared clipboard, on-the-fly mouse integration, on-the-fly window/resolution resizing, and shared folder support.
 
Old 09-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #12
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i can install it from linux cd...........
from where i can install it.\
also need the steps of installation.......??
 
Old 09-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #13
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I already told you where you can get it. It has nothing to do with your Linux distro or installation cd, it's in a menu at the top of the VM.
 
Old 09-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #14
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OK i find it.
but now i want to mount the /dev/cdrom
but it return not mount point found....
how i can find to where i mount point.
i wana to mount the cdrom.....
how???????????????
 
Old 09-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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i find the mount point..
now i go to linux dvd and find the network folder where i can found all the rpm.
but searched for the
VMwareTools-5.0.0-<xxxx>.i386.rpm
rpm
from where i can download this rpm.
because i think this is required for the installation vm tool in linux....
are i am right.....
 
  


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