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VMware shared folders

Discussion in 'Networking' started by emosms, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. emosms

    emosms New Member

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    Anyone running a virtual freeBSD via vmWare?
    I have a guest freeBSD and winXP host.
    Running the VM through vmWare and have installed vmware tools.
    I enabled shared folders and try to mount the shared folders.
    Cant find into the documentation explicitly stated, that this feature works for freeBSD guest.
    So according to the instructions I followed:
    Permissions and Folder Mounting for Shared Folders on Linux Guests
    When type:
    mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /home/user1/shares

    I get:
    mount: .host/ : Operation not supported by device
  2. pol

    pol New Member

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    Hi. I'm running FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE i386 on VMware Workstation 6.5.5 (Win7 x64) with working Share Folders feature.

    I used the current port emulators/open-vm-tools-nox11. Including the use of shared folders in the virtual machine configuration, added a shared directory on the host, on the guest executed the mount command: mount -t vmhgfs .host: /mnt And you're done.