I have tried to install a small version of Ubuntu's latest version in a virtual machine using VMware Player, using a Lubuntu 32 bit mini.iso to keep the file size and performance requirements down. Basically a "command line install" with core components:
sudo -i apt-get install lubuntu-core apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get autoclean rm /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb reboot
Once the OS is all setup I install VMware's tools. After shutting down and enabling file-sharing, I don't see a mount point anywhere for the folder I shared. (
d:\projects\ in this case)
I'm more familiar with using Sun's VirtualBox which also is a bit quirky with file sharing, and with that I had to use something along the lines of:
sudo leafpad /etc/fstab and add this line:
travis /media/sf_travis vboxsf defaults,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
I'm not sure what I need to do to get it working. Unity and clipboard sharing don't work either, but it's the file sharing that I really need.
Update #1: One (or all) of these intermediate commands partially resolves the issue
I tried this set of commands:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop sudo rmmod pcnet32 sudo rmmod vmxnet sudo depmod -a sudo modprobe vmxnet sudo /etc/init.d/networking start
(both networking stop & start commands errored, but the rest appeared to work)
Then this set:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-virtual sudo apt-get install linux-image-virtual sudo dpkg-reconfigure open-vm-tools sudo vmware-config-tools.pl -d --clobber-kernel-modules=vmhgfs
Then I found this KB article, and ran:
Finally this command works!
sudo vmware-hgfsmounter .host:/projects ~/Projects/
So now my question is, how do I get
vmware-user to run correctly on startup? I tried adding it to a
~/.xsession file (which didn't exist) but it doesn't seem to fix it.