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Hi, I am a newbie and loving linux so far. I am running Mandrake 10. I have managed with days of googling to get everything up and running. I also managed to get vmware 4.5.1 installed with xp running inside that. My question is, how do I mount my XP vmware partition? I made it fat so that I can interact with it. I'm afraid things I have seen people say to do this are extremely confusing. Could anyone tell me in simple terms how to do this? for example step 1 do this, step 2 do this, etc? Thanks!!!
The best way I've seen is not to mount it, but to share the drive as a network drive.
I'm not sure exactly how to configure the ethernet device sharing under VMware, but basically you have the ability to share an Interface device between the host OS and the VMware one. Then, mounting the XP drive would be as easy as sharing and mounting a Samba share.
thanks, but what I mean is when my vmware machine is running i want to mount to it's 'C' drive. I sort of understand what you mean, but looking through all the vmware machine configuration options, I don't see how to do this. Do you know exactly where I need to look? major noobage here, thanks!
Ok, yay! I think I'm getting close. I see the properties you mention, it has 2 fields, Name and Host Folder. For name I put in WinXP, for host folder is put: /home/sean/Desktop/WinXP but then it says it is invalid. Not sure what to put for "host folder"? I thought it would just make a folder on my linux desktop that I can open and then be inside my vmware drive. thanks for the help
The directory will be shared between the host and guest, with all files will be stored on the host. So if, for example, you want to transfer a file to the guest, you just put it in that directory, open up the shared drive in your WinXP guest (you may have to hit F5 or Refresh) and copy it onto the guest disk.