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Old 01-17-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Set up communication on VMWare between Host (Windows 7) & Guest (Fedora or Mandriva)?

Hi to all,

Host OS =Windows 7
Virtualization Platform used= VMWare Player and VMWare Workstation

I stablished successfully network communication and file sharing between Host OS and Windows XP guest, but I have been trying to do it the same with a Linux distro as the Guest like Fedora 14 or Mandriva 2010.2.

1-) I cannot access/see/mount my physical hard drive from Linux Guest.
2-) Then Iīve been trying to do file sharing, I shared a folder within Windows 7 but I canīt access it from Linux Guest because within guest requests me the following login authentication:

In Fedora 14-Gnome:

I go to Network--> Itīs detected "Windows Network"
Now click on "Windows Network"--> "Unable to mount location, failed to retrive share list from server"

In Mandriva 2010.2-Gnome:

I go to Network--> Itīs detected "Windows Network"
Now click on "Windows Network"--> Itīs detected WORKGROUP defined in Windows 7, let say "Testgroup"
Now click on WORKGROUP "Testgroup"--> Itīs detected Windows shares on Testgroup, whitin it, the computer name, let say "Johnny".
Now click on "Johnny"--> Appears this window

"Password required for Johnny"

Username: Appears "user" by default, I change to "Windows7-User"
Domain: Appears "WORKGROUP" by default, I change to "Testgroup"
Password: Appears in blank, I change to "Windows7-Password" used to login with "Windows7-User"

Error received:
Unable to mount location

DBus error org.freedesktop.Dbus.Error.NoReply: Did not
receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote 
application did not send a reply, the reply timeout
expired, or the network connection was broken.
Like I do from Windows XP guest, Iīm using the correct username and password in Mandriva Guest, I click on connect but the login window appear again every time I try. Iīm not sure if the Domain is the problem, because I donīt have a domain, is a home network.

May somebody help me where is the problem? how to fix it? or if it is possible.

Any help would be very appreciated.

Best regards.

Last edited by cgcamal; 01-17-2011 at 08:44 PM.
Old 01-27-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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Have you tried pre-pending the Windows 7 computer name to the login name? eg. JOHNNY\Windows7-User

Last edited by camh; 01-27-2011 at 01:09 AM. Reason: typo


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