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Old 08-12-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Question how to mount windows drives in VMware with CentOS 7.3


is there a way to mount my local NTFS file systems within a linux guest? i dont seee it in the options of vmware itself or do i need to just run a ftp server on the windows host?

if so

what is a good gnome/kde ftp app GUI for CentOS 7.3? and how would i aquire it and put it in the applications list?
 
Old 08-12-2017, 09:26 AM   #2
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never mind, vmware locks up for some reason, gonna try virtual box, i think that has an auto mount feature
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:19 AM   #3
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You can do that quite easily with a Windows share using SMB/CIFS on the centos server and mount it locally to access the files, there are a ton of tutorials all over the internet.
 
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Both VMware and VirtualBox have a feature to share folders between the host and guests without using any network protocols i.e FTP, SMB/CIFS etc.

You need to install WMware tools for the WMware and guest additions for VirtualBox before you can enable sharing.
 
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Both VMware and VirtualBox have a feature to share folders between the host and guests without using any network protocols i.e FTP, SMB/CIFS etc.

You need to install WMware tools for the WMware and guest additions for VirtualBox before you can enable sharing.

by guest addition did you mean the extension pack?

thats the only thing i found on their website i think, i read some knowledge base about it but i dont see guest additions for download, unless thats the ext pack?
 
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No they are two separate things. The extension pack is installed on the host and guest additions is installed on the guest.

The easiest way to install guest additions is to go to the devices pull down menu of the guest window and select insert guest editions CD image. I find it easier to login as root and then go to your virtual CD drive and run the command:

sh autorun.sh
 
  


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