DmitryR
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Ubuntu 14.04 and VMWare: cannot install hgfs

I have patched official VMWare tools with https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches
These patches were required to compile VMWqare tools under Ubuntu 14.04 without compilation errors.
Than I listed shared folders and ran into error:

~$ lsmod | grep hgfs

vmhgfs                 53979  1

vmw_vmci           62966  1 vmhgfs

~$ vmware-hgfsclient

myshare

~$ ls -la /mnt/hgfs/

ls: cannot access /mnt/hgfs/: Not a directory

Also I tried to mount it to different directory with similar result:

~$ sudo mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ ~/Shares

~$ ls -la ~/Shares/

ls: cannot access /home/ubuntu/Shares/: Not a directory 

Could you help me with this trouble?

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skitheo
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Do you have kernel >= 3.16? (i.e. $ uname -r)  If version == 3.13.xx, patching will break your vmware-tools access to hgfs.

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