I am running Windows 8.1 preview on two separate computers.
I have recently adjusted the configuration of my Mint 15 Linux Guest VM's to allow them to see some shared folders.
On both systems I followed the shared folder wizard and selected some directories on the C: drive and also the documents library.
On both systems I have also reinstalled VMWare tools.
However, in /mnt/hgfs on both linux guest vm's (one on each computer) I can't see any shared folders at all.
What am I missing? Anyone point me in the right direction?
This issue occurs if the GCC and PAE kernels are not up to date in the Linux VM and the hgfs folder is not created in the /mnt folder.
To resolve this issue, you must update the GCC and kernel headers and then reinstall VMware Tools.
To update the GCC and kernel headers and to reinstall VMware Tools:
@JSen I know your a VMware employee however the directions you posted are not directly applicable to the Guets OS that Sidhartha states is being used in the OP! Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and uses apt-get not yum and binutils is not a valid package for Linux Mint.
Directions for installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu and or Linux Mint have already been posted numerous times in these forums as well as the Internet and should be hard to find! Hint, search Google for: linux mint 15 vmware tools install
WoodyZ... thanks. I did that. There a bunch of youtube videos with a guy simply installing VMWare tools exactly as I have.
I can't see any of the specific information you are alluding to. Sorry.
Could you point me to a link?
One thing you (I had to) might have to do to install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 15 is in a Terminal copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h
I tried that. Just reinstalled VMWare Tools... all seemed as before. i.e. I never had any indication that the tools weren't installing correctly before...
Anyway, sadly still no shared folders... I have /mnt/hgfs but nothing in there at all.
Any other ideas?
Sidhartha wrote: Anyway, sadly still no shared folders... I have /mnt/hgfs but nothing in there at all.
Any other ideas?
Is the share enabled? Where there any errors when compiling the vmhgfs-only module? If yes on the later you may need to apply a patch and I can't remember if I did or not however it works fine in my Linux Mint 15. Look at my reply, Re: VMtools installation problem on Ubuntu 13.04, and do the same in Linux Mint 15 (I probably did it and that's why it's working in my install of Linux Mint).
Before I try that, would you know if the attached files in that link will work the current VMWare Tools version? It seems to have updated since that post was written.
So an update... I tried changing the two files in the link you gave.
Reinstalled VMWare tools... I DO now have access to shared folders in /mnt/hgfs... THANK YOU!
However, drag and drop still doesn't appear to be working. In options>guest isolation I have "enable drag and drop" and "enable copy and paste" selected.
Is that the only setting I need for drag and drop to work?
Okay, I just ran diff on the contents of the vmci.tar and vmhgfs.tar files in VMwareTools-9.2.2-893683.tar.gz (VMware Fusion 5.0.3) and VMwareTools-9.2.3-1031360.tar.gz (VMware Workstation 9.0.2) and there are two other files, one in each, that differ. So my suggestion would be to manually patch the /vmci-only/linux/driver.c file and the /vmhgfs-only/inode.c file before installing VMware Tools. Note that I did not diff the other modules and don't think it's necessary since the main issues have been with vmci and vmhgfs with the latest release of Ubuntu/Linux Mint.
I'm going to test this in a little while and see what happens.
However, drag and drop still doesn't appear to be working.
In the current build I have based on VMwareTools-9.2.2-893683.tar.gz I can DnD from Linux Mint 15 to the Host but not from the Host to the Guest. Will see what happens when I manually patch and let you know. Since VMware Shared Folders is working DnD not working shouldn't be to big of a deal.
Sidhartha wrote: Before I try that, would you know if the attached files in that link will work the current VMWare Tools version? It seems to have updated since that post was written.
If you want to use the current version of VMware Tools, VMwareTools-9.2.3-1031360.tar.gz (VMware Workstation 9.0.2), (and I would) then you can use the vmtoolspatch Bash Shell Script I wrote in Re: File sharing on Player betw host and guest doesn't work on Ubuntu 13.04. Note that while is says it's for Ubuntu 13.04 nonetheless it does work in Linux Mine 15 to patch the two files that were previously patched and without the need for the tarballs that were attached to Re: VMtools installation problem on Ubuntu 13.04 which were from an older version of VMware Tools. Just uninstall VMware Tools then extract the VMwareTools-9.2.3-1031360.tar.gz file to /tmp as normal then execute the script, then install VMware Tools.