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Unable to see share folder suse host/fedora guest

Host: SuSE 10.2

Guest: Fedora 7 (2.6.22.4-65.fc7)

Vmware: 6.0.0 build-45731

I remove and reinstall Vmware tools.

Problem:[/b] /mnt/hgfs is empty

BTW I have also a winXP guest and the sharefolders are working well.

Is there a problem with Fedora 7 guest.

Everything is working great.

TIA

-=terry(Denver)=-

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Immortal
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Did the hgfs module compile on both the host & guest?

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KevinG,

Thxs for your reply.

Host: I had no problems. I have also a VM with PClinuxOS and I have not have any problems in seen the share folder under hgfs, so the host is OK.

Fedora 7 guest. Here is the problem The module did not compile

This is what I have:

\[tdec@localhost ~]$ uname -r

2.6.22.4-65.fc7

\[tdec@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa --queryformat %\{NAME}-%\{VERSION}-%\{ARCH}
n | grep kernel | sort

kernel-2.6.21-i686

kernel-2.6.22.4-i686

kernel-devel-2.6.22.4-i686

kernel-headers-2.6.22.4-i386

\[tdec@localhost ~]$ gcc --version

gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20070502 (Red Hat 4.1.2-12)

TIA

-=terry=-

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I get exactly the same error with a Debian 4 (2.6.22 kernel) guest. I compiled the kernel and headers myself, from the same sources, so they MUST fit.

The reason I decided to make my own kernel was... this error. I had it also with normal kernel and headers from the Debian repository.

My guess is there is something wrong with the 'tools'.

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This solved all my VMware 6.0 'tools' problems with my Debian 2.6.22-4 guest kernel:

http://fun.poosan.net/sawa/file/2.6.22-vmhgfs-vmxnet-patched.tar.bz2

Extract (and replace) the contents to your vmware-tools-distrib/lib/modules/source directory. If gcc is ok with your headers the tools compile fine.

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jayes

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And if you just updated to workstation 6.0.1 and installed the new tools this is what you need with kernel 2.6.22:

http://fun.poosan.net/sawa/file/2.6.22-vmhgfs-55017.tar.bz2

(This is just the code for vmhgfs. The vmxnet module compiles fine.)

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See the general fix at:

http://communities.vmware.com/message/778755

hth

bv

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