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Old 02-24-2003, 05:49 AM   #1
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VMware problem


i have installed VMware on to my system running xp in it. (i have my reasons but it is only for one bit of sfotware)

Now ther are now files on that Partition that I set up for XP and I need them on my Linux HD now.

I tried to ping the IP address that my xp system is showing in VMware and for somereason it does not ping results back. I am using the nat system on vmware to get my internet connection working under VMware.

Someone mentioend ftp server to me, but I dont know how to set it up, someone else mentioned samba to me, I installed it but cant get it to run.

Can someone please help me!!

Old 02-24-2003, 07:21 PM   #2
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Samba and Proftpd are wwwaaayyy to complicated man.

I assume your windows drive is mounted in /mnt/windows and your VMware workstation can access the net here.

First of all, install SSHD on your mandrake box. This can be accomplished by typing 'urpmi ssh-server' or something like that as root. This can also be done by openning the software installer (rpmdrake) and make a search for 'ssh'. Install ssh-server. Now, start ssh by typing as root 'service sshd start'. That can also be done by opening the Mandrake Control Panel (MCC) and clicking System->Services->sshd. You can also decid if you want it to start at boot time with the MCC so I suggest you start SSH from there. Third, start your VMWare workstation and download the following package with IE.

Install this. This is an SSH client. Now clic Start->Programs->SSh and select the file transfer. I don't remember the name. In fact there is two thing. An ssh console and an sftp GUI. Clic the sftp GUI and connect to your Mandrake box by typing its IP address (that be obtained by typing 'ifconfig' as root). Now enter your unix username and password... BAM .. you are in your $HOME directory. Now you can surf your linux box from VMWare. Go in /mnt/windows and downlaod/upload anything you want.

If you use the default firewall that comes with Mandrake you have to open port 22. That can be done by doing MCC->Security->Firewall and then clic the SSH box and the OK button. That should do the trick.

Hope this help

Old 02-24-2003, 07:29 PM   #3
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Just checking, is the hard drive with the XP partition in the same computer as your linux hd?
Old 02-25-2003, 07:09 AM   #4
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thx Guys.

i managed to get it.

I managed to get the IP pinging, and then I went to IE in the XP section put in the ftp://(udername)@172.blahh

it asked me for the password and then bingo I was in my home directory, I just copied over the files that I needed and it was working fine.

But thx for the replies.


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