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Starting from a clean Windows 7, I installed VMWare Player and then inside it I installed Ubuntu.

Both OS's can ping each other by IP address, but hostnames won't resolve. What's the easiest way to fix that, other than hard-coding static IPs in their respective hosts files?

Thanks

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sudo apt-get install samba - \\linuxhost\share works from windows, and smbmount works from linux.

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enable wins resolution on ubuntu or enable dns server on windows

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for a less dynamic approach you can modify host files on both – RobotHumans Nov 27 '10 at 3:46

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