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Old 06-02-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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vmware shared data.


Is it possible for an OS in VMWare to access data on your hard drive that was created with your host, or other OS? For example, I have two vfat partitions because I'm dual booting slackware and win2k, could I access these drives in vmware?
 
Old 06-02-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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You could do an nfs share or samba share. Or just plain old ftp works too.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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i dont remember exact steps ( did it long time ago )
in vmware, go into configuration of installed os, add device ( or harddrive ), advanced, it should let you add available partitions
 
Old 06-02-2005, 08:12 PM   #4
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I found the option! thanks. I went to "Edit virtual machine settings" and went to the options tab, and there was an option for "shared folders". I must not have seen this before. I'm just not entirely sure how to access this folder ...
 
Old 06-02-2005, 08:21 PM   #5
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assuming yor have successfully added harddrive in configuration, do it as you would normally do in linux

as root "fdisk -l" to find out device name then mount it
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:24 AM   #6
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All of my partitions are mounted in my host OS. My guest OS is windows 2000 so I can't run fdisk or mount drives. (Unless you can actually do this in windows and I'm just ignorant).

I was trying to use ftp, but I can't connect to my localhost at my localdomain. Is this simply something that can't be done with virtual computer systems, or am I not doing something correctly? I can't connect via http either.

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Old 06-03-2005, 11:22 PM   #7
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I found an option to add a physical drive to the guest host install within vmware. I did this with both a reiserfs partition, and a vfat partition, and both were seen in "my computer" as drive E:. When I try to access this drive, regardless of the filesystem, I am told the drive is not formatted.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 03:31 PM   #8
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*bump*

Are there any known and/or documented ways to share data between a guest OS and host OS?
 
  


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