To share a directory/folder from the host to a VMware VM, open the VM, make sure the VM is not powered on and go to VM > Settings. Then, go to the Options tab and click on Shared Folders. By default, Shared Folders is Disabled. To enable Shared Folders, select Always enabled.
Mounting VirtualBox shared folders on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS
- Open VirtualBox.
- Right-click your VM, then click Settings.
- Go to Shared Folders section.
- Add a new shared folder.
- On Add Share prompt, select the Folder Path in your host that you want to be accessible inside your VM.
- In the Folder Name field, type shared.
Inside the root folder, locate the “mnt” folder and click on it. Then, select the “hgfs” folder. In this folder, you’ll see your shared folder from the Host OS. Click on it to access your files.
In a Windows virtual machine, shared folders appear in My Network Places (Network Neighborhood in a Windows NT virtual machine) under VMware Shared Folders. For example, if you specify the name Test files for one of your shared folders, you can navigate to it by opening My Network Places > VMware Shared Folders > .
Mounting a Shared Folder on a Linux Computer
- Open a terminal with root privileges.
- Run the following command: mount <NAS Ethernet Interface IP>:/share/<Shared Folder Name> <Directory to Mount> Tip: …
- Specify your NAS username and password.
Add Shared folder
- In VirtualBox Manager select your Virtual Machine (VM)
- Settings >> Shared Folders >> Add new shared folder.
- Folder path: path to the folder to be shared with your VM.
- Folder name: name of the shared folder to be displayed in your VM.
What is sudo mount?
An example would be: sudo mount /dev/fd0 /floppy -t vfat. That command tells mount to put the filesystem on the first floppy disk into the folder /floppy, and tells it to treat the filesystem as a FAT filesystem. If the wrong type is given then mount will not mount the filesystem and you will be told of the error.
How to share folders between Windows and Ubuntu using VMware Player
- Create a folder in your Windows file system that you want to use as the share. …
- Power down the VM shutting down Ubuntu.
- Select your VM in VMware Player and click Edit virtual machine settings.
- In the Options tab click Shared Folders in the left hand pane.
How do I permanently mount a network drive in Ubuntu?
open ‘Terminal’ and enter the following commands:
- install cifs utilities. …
- create mount points for windows shares and set permissions. …
- create ‘credentials’ file to hold userid/password and set permissions. …
- enter the following 2 lines. …
- set permissions to hide username and password. …
- retrieve ‘uid’ and ‘gid’ values for next step.
Here are steps:
- Ensure configured shared folder in VMWare Player.
- Install open-vm0dkms: sudo apt-get install open-vm-dkms.
- Hit the “Enter” all the way to allow default value.
- Mount Windows shared folder to Ubuntu VM: sudo mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /mnt/hgfs.
- check if mounting is successful df -kh.
Access a Windows shared folder from Linux, using Konqueror
- Click the K menu icon.
- Select Internet -> Konqueror.
- In the Konqueror window that opens, click the Network Folders link, or type remote:/ in the address bar and press Enter .
- Click the Samba Shares icon.
- Click the icon of your Windows Home workgroup.
- You need the ip of the NAS, e.g 192.168.2.10, then you type in a terminal: smbclient -L=192.168.2.10. …
- Now you type in smbclient //192.168.2.10/Volume1. …
- Now you are in the client and can browse the shared volume without mounting it to your file system.
VMware Workstation 5.0
- Choose VM > Settings.
- Select Options.
- Click Shared Folders.
- Click Add to open the Add Shared Folder Wizard and click Next.
- Enter a name and location for the shared folder and click Next. …
- Enter attributes for the shared folder. …
- Click Finish.
Enable a shared folder for a virtual machine
- Go to the Options tab and select the Shared Folders option:
- Under Folder sharing, choose a sharing option. …
- The Add Shared Folder Wizard opens. …
- Type the path on the host system to the directory you want to share and specify its name:
- Select shared folder options:
Access a shared folder or printer
- Search for Network , and click to open it.
- Select Search Active Directory at the top of the window; you may need to first select the Network tab on the upper left.
- From the drop-down menu next to “Find:”, select either Printers or Shared Folders.