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I can't see the shared folder!

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Hi,

I have a host Windows XP Pro and a Guest Ubuntu 7.10. I've installed vmware tools with vmware workstation 6.0.2. I've shared a folder in my xp but when I go to /mnt/hgfs I don's see nothing!!!

Any help? Thanks a lot and sorry for my english!!!!

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What about this: http://communities.vmware.com/message/780227;jsessionid=9E6F8148BF015AB65AFDD71C93D0AD78 ?

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probably some variant of the one I just fixed. There's a bug with 2.6.24 support inside vmware for building the shared disk driver. I troubleshot it just today. See my post about 5 down from yours.

It would have been nice if the docs even mentioned you had to mount the partition, aka

mount -t vmhgfs .host:/blabla /blabla

No matter, you can tell if it's the same problem by doing a

lsmod | grep hgfs and if you don't see the driver, that's it.

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Thanks!!

I see you post. When I do:

root@david-desktop:/mnt/hgfs# lsmod | grep "vm."

vmblock 16288 4

vmmemctl 11612 0

vmxnet 17536 0

I see these. I don't understand what I have to do know. Smiley Sad

Any help?

thanks a lot,

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If you didn't use the VMware Tools .rpm but the .tar the compilation of the "vmhgfs" module failed. Thereby this can't be loaded and no Shared Folder are available (by the way, I would go with Samba to connect, you have a better control over rights, etc. Maybe it is even faster and more reliable).

Start "vmware-config.pl" again, look for the error which comes when "vmhgfs" is compiled. Google for it or search in this formum as there are some solutions already around here, like this (initial post): http://communities.vmware.com/message/873552#873552

I personally used this one for SuSE 10.3: http://kamilkisiel.blogspot.com/2007/11/installing-vmware-tools-on-kernel-2622.html

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HI again,

The error that I have is:

CC /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/dentry.o

CC /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/dir.o

CC /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/eventManager.o

CC /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/file.o

CC /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.o

/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.c: En la función ‘HgfsInitFileSystem’:

/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.c:582: error: muy pocos argumentos para la función ‘kmem_cache_create’

/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.c:593: error: muy pocos argumentos para la función ‘kmem_cache_create’

make[2]: *** Error 1

make[1]: *** Error 2

make[1]: se sale del directorio `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic'

make: *** http://vmhgfs.ko Error 2

make: se sale del directorio `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only'

Unable to build the vmhgfs module.

I try to do this posible solution: http://kamilkisiel.blogspot.com/2007/11/installing-vmware-tools-on-kernel-2622.html

But when in this post you must modify the file "drive.c" and I don't have this file.

Any help? Thanks a lot!!!!

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What about this: http://communities.vmware.com/message/780227;jsessionid=9E6F8148BF015AB65AFDD71C93D0AD78 ?

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2.6.22 kernels had problems with the CDROM version of vmware. Get the latest version 6 vmware from their web site and install that first. Then try to re-install the toolkit from that latest version.

Please provide results from 'uname -a' from your kernel.

To find files on the system, do the following from root:

updatedb

then

locate somefile.c