[WNYLUG-Users] vmware and my d: drive
josephj at main.nc.us
Thu Aug 12 15:58:40 EDT 2010
On 08/12/2010 09:11 AM, Monkberry wrote:
> No need to rebuild anything, If you had a drive that was D in the
> physical windows, it means it was either a partition or other drive.
> Just mount the partition in Linux and share in with samba. Then in the
> vm, map the share and it give it a drive letter (choose D in case you
> had things looking to D before in windows). Done.
> Virtualization has been the biggest factor in switching my clients to
> Linux. Dual boots are ok but they're a pain and then people just stay
> on windows cause of familiarity. But, when their precious windows is a
> click away, they tend to give the Linux apps a try and then they start
> to see what all the noise is about ;-)
> Joe wrote:
>> VMware Player seems to be working so far with my Windows XP vm. I
>> haven't tested everything yet. I did get VMware Tools installed.
>> (It helps if you login as an administrator before you tell the player
>> to do the install.)
>> I've seen a lot of cool things done with computers, but watching
>> Windows running caged in a window on Linux has to be one of the top
>> ones ever! Especially because it looks so ordinary and normal.
>> The one big problem that stands out so far is that my D: drive is
>> gone. It's on another partition on the same drive (my internal hdd)
>> as the VM. Originally, the converter asked me if I wanted to include
>> it in the vm, but I didn't do it because I thought I would be able to
>> access it anyway and it would have made the vm a lot larger.
>> Is there a way to access it without rebuilding the vm from scratch?
>> I see there's a thing called File Sharing in the vm, but if I turn it
>> on, I only want the vm to see my D: drive. It's Windows and I don't
>> want it to be able to get anywhere near Linux files in case it ever
>> gets invaded by anything.
>> I also see that Unity is an option now that the tools are installed.
>> >From what Frank P. was saying, this sounds really cool. I like the
>> idea of being able to access Windows things from Linux, but not the
>> other way around. Windows has too many vulnerabilities and too many
>> people exploiting them.
>> My main point is that I've already invested a bunch of hours on
>> getting my new Windows vm back up to speed and I really don't want to
>> have to start over just to get access to my D: drive unless I have
>> to. I might even try to do without it if it can't be accessed
>> without starting over and building it into the vm.
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Thanks. I've never done anything with samba. I'm sure it's much better
now, but over the years, I've seen so many posts here about problems
that I just stayed away from it.
Where is there a samba for dummies howto? Or, exactly, how do I do the
Mounting the partition is easy.
Samba, I don't know.
I think I saw a dialog for adding new drives, etc. in VMplayer, so that
part will probably be easy too.
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