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Old 04-14-2003, 12:25 AM   #1
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Transferring Files From VMware?


This seems like a dumb question, but I have searched everywhere for an answer!

I have VMware workstation 3.2 running on Mandrake Linux 9.1. VMware is running Windows2000 Professional.

Is there a way to transfer files from VMware's Win2K to Linux, and/or vice versa? It seems like that would be a necessary, almost crucial, feature but I can't seem to find out how to do it.

Is it possible?!
 
Old 04-14-2003, 06:13 AM   #2
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Yes, it is possible. Put the files on the VMWare OS in your shared folder. Then mount that folder on your linux filesystem. 'man mount' will help you with that.

If you want to access files from your linux filesystem with the VMWare OS, you'll have to share them through ftp or samba. The latter would be the best option.

If you don't know how to run samba on linux, just ask. I'm sure someone will help you further.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 02:05 PM   #3
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VMWare 4.0 will do that.. so they say


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New in Version 4
Here are some highlights of key features to explore in VMware Workstation 4:

New User Interface
Run multiple virtual machines in the same window and switch between them using the new tabbed interface. Windows hosts have an updated Favorites list. Linux hosts have a completely revamped Virtual Machine Control Panel. And on both hosts, Workstation has a streamlined menu structure. See Running VMware Workstation for details.

Snapshots
A snapshot preserves the virtual machine just as it was when you took the snapshot - the state of the data on all the virtual machine's disks and whether the virtual machine was powered on, powered off or suspended. You can revert to that snapshot at any time. You can also configure a virtual machine so it reverts to the snapshot each time you power it off. SeeTaking and Reverting to a Snapshot for details.

Drag and Drop
You can drag and drop files and folders in both directions between Windows hosts and Windows guests. See Using Drag and Drop for details.

Shared Folders
Shared folders give you an easy way to share files between the host and one or more guests. See Using Shared Folders for details.

Network Settings (Windows Host)
The Virtual Network Editor for Windows hosts now lets you change the configuration of the DHCP servers running on your virtual networks. It also lets you configure the NAT device and the host virtual adapters. See Changing the Networking Configuration for details.

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Old 04-14-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help, however I don't quite know how to go about mounting the folder.

I put my file (ex: song.mp3) into C:\My Shared Folder (I'm assuming this is the folder you were talking about).

I checked out the man pages for mount, and I know how to use mount, I just have no idea how to point to the "C:\My Shared Folder" folder within the VMware virtual machine. More details in this area would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 04-15-2003, 03:08 PM   #5
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If you want to do it the easy way, LinNeighbourhood will give you a GUI to mount your Samba/SMB shares with.

You should really think about setting up a user/group for internal shares if you're using NT-based sharing. One user/pass is kept as default in LinNeighbourhood and is really easy for browsing the local net.

When you mount the folder, you might see nothing, that would be due to "use index.htm" being enabled by default.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 03:56 PM   #6
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That should be a good thing to try, because it tok me several hours to configure it and is only one way now win-linux :-/

Thanks 4 the input
 
  


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