Wednesday, June 29, 2016

VMware Tools

I am running Debian Linux in VMware Workstation 12 on my PC so that I can do LinuxCNC development somewhere that is air conditioned.  After much struggle I got VMware Tools installed.  Now I am trying to share a folder between Linux in the VM and Windows 7 on the host.  I know this works; I was able to do it at Dept. of Corrections.  But there seem to be no working instructions that I can find for Debian 8 under VMware Workstation.

1 comment:

  1. Windows 7 is presumably an NTFS variant. Debian is whatever. Try a thumb drive or hard disc formatted FAT and everybody should be able to read and write. Create a FAT folder in Windows that Windows can read and native also to Debian. Again some variation of FAT is always easiest to share. May have to use fully qualified path and pay attention to forward and back slash appropriately. Used to have to use FAT for dual boot machines.