Monday, 24 November 2008

More on Mounting ( including my enthusiasm )

Having overcome my challenges with my failure to install VMware Tools in an openSuSE VM, I now had to work out how to mount a shared folder ( shared from VMware Workstation in the "normal" manner.

Despite my best intentions, nothing ever auto-mounted, and I didn't see the share on the X11 desktop ( when I bothered to start X ).

In the end, I found I needed to run: -

mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /mnt

which would automagically mount my shared folder ( called Ubuntu ) as /mnt.

FWIW I also found the vmware-hgfsclient command which (merely) displays the shared folders by name e.g. Ubuntu in my case.

One step further forward ...

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