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Windows 7: A new Ubuntu Virtual Machine question

15 Feb 2010   #1

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A new Ubuntu Virtual Machine question

Hi Frinds !
After a lot of hard work and great support from you friends (in this thread : How To Run Ubuntu In VMWare) , I am able to run an Ubuntu VM properly in Windows 7 host. But still I have a few problems. Hope I will get your support as usual to overcome those :

1. Installed VMWare tools, Enabled folder sharing, but cannot find the shared folders. where they situate, or how to get them ? ( arrachments 1 & 2 )
2. When the vm is starting up, this notification pops up, and after that , there is no sound at all. What to do? (attachment 3)
Thank you in advance

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18 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

Hi Arc,

Sorry for the late reply. I've just finished installing Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware (my other installations are on separate partitions), but i'm having trouble installing VMware tools. I'll get it fixed by evening today and check out the Folder Sharing.

Regarding the sound, it would be easier if we know what hardware you have so that troubleshooting would be easier.
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Please fill in the details. You can get the details from Speccy. Just download and run it.
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18 Feb 2010   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
File sharing is a feature you need to activate in the GUEST / HOST OS'es.

As your Guest is an UBUNTU system you'll need to enable File sharing with Windows using SAMBA to share LINUX with Windows - while fairly simple to set up is beyond the scope of this post here and a simple Mount command for the Windows files to be shared with Linux

First of course ensure that your VM Networking is enabled - Bridged if you want separate addresses for the Guest or NAT if you want to share an IP with the guest.

Next ensure the two machines (Guest and Host) can ping each other

Now mount the Windows file systems you need to access on your Ubuntu guest (READ WRITE option is -o rw) with a "bog standard" mount command -- the ntfs file system must be defined as -t ntfs-3g (no space between ntfs and 3g) in the Linux mount command.

mount -t ntfs-3g -o rw /your device / yoursharename

-- Ntfs is supported in Linux kernels these days directly both for Read and WRITE.

To access the Linux file system in Windows you need to set SAMBA up on the Linux vm -- this uses the NFS file sharing protocol.

The Official Samba 3.2.x HOWTO and Reference Guide

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18 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) & UBUNTU NETBOOK-REMIX 9.10

cool post,
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19 Feb 2010   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

I'd rather suggest you to use VirtualBox instead. I m running Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2 on it. Works perfect.
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19 Feb 2010   #6

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
The same methodology will work whether you are using vmware, virtual box, Virtual PC or even QEMU.

you need to enable SHARING on the GUEST and HOST machines and this isn't a function of the virtual machine software itself -- especially when sharing between OS and Linux.

You also need to enable networking between host and guest (bridging / nat as previously explained).

Suggesting different Virtual Machine software only confuses the actual issue here.

Vbox vs vmware is another issue entirely -- both these are excellent products btw.

sharing between a Windows host and a windows guest is relatively simple -- for a Linux guest you need to do it as posted above - especially if you want to access the Linux file system on the windows host.

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