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    How to create symlinks on a Linux guest's shared folder (VM WS 7.1.x)?

    KarstenGresch Lurker

      Trying to create a symlink with ln -s [target path] [symlink name] on Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.04 guests:

       

      user@ubuntu:/mnt/hgfs/db-win/dev/ws$ sudo ln -s /home/user/develop/ws /mnt/hgfs/db-win/develop/ws/ubu_vm
      ln: Creating symbolic link „/mnt/hgfs/db-win/develop/ws/ubu_vm“: Operation not supported
      This is independent of whether I run with root permissions (sudo) or as normal user.
      Host is Windows 7 64bit.

       

      My question: Is it possible to create symbolik links on hgfs shares at all???

       

      I saw http://communities.vmware.com/thread/297284 as well as http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1007277&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=179149990&stateId=0%200%20179151533, but they don't really match.

       

      So - is there a way to create symlinks on a Linux guest's shared folder and - if so - which one?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Karsten

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