2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2008 1:53 AM by AWo RSS

    Mounting HGFS shares:            [FAILED]

    ashu.wifi1 Enthusiast

      Vmwar tools r installed but still i get this  Host guest File System error

       

      give me exact solution if u have faced this problem before

       

       

      this output of my fstab file

       

       

      # cat /etc/fstab

      LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1

      LABEL=/boot1            /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2

      tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0

      devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0

      sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0

      proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0

      LABEL=SWAP-sda3         swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

      1. Beginning of the block added by the VMware software

      .host:/                 /mnt/hgfs               vmhgfs  defaults,ttl=5     0 0

        • 1. Re: Mounting HGFS shares:            [FAILED]
          rriva Expert

           

          sometimes I had the same problem. Usually i solved following these steps :

           

          1. disable shared folder on VM settings

          2. enable shared folder again

          3. reconfigure vmware tools on guest

          4. restart vmware tools on guest (or sometimes reboot the guest)

          In many case it's works well.

           

          Let me know

           

          Bye

           

          Riccardo Riva

          VCP,RHCE,FCNSA

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          • 2. Re: Mounting HGFS shares:            [FAILED]
            AWo Guru

            In addition to what rriva suggested make sure that the VMware Tools are running and that the vmhgfs module is loaded.

             

            lsmod | grep "vm" should come back with these modules:

            vmblock                20388  4

            vmmemctl               13556  0

            vmhgfs                 47616  1

            vmxnet                 21376  0

            vmci                   36468  1 vsock

             

            ps -e | grep "vm" should show these processes:

            1349 ?        00:00:00 vmhgfs

            3035 ?        00:00:00 vmmemctl

            3153 ?        00:00:00 vmware-guestd

            3198 ?        00:00:00 tpvmlp

            3828 ?        00:00:04 vmware-user

             


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