I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed in VMware Workstation as a guest. The VM's network adapter is set up as "bridge", so effectively, it should look like it is connected directly to the switch all my computers are connected to.
I am trying to make the VM connect to shares on the host. The host has a computer name of
MyComp and workgroup of
WORKGROUP. The host is running Windows 7 64-bit.
In Nautilus, I choose
File > Connect to server. I then set it to
Windows Share and try to connect to my computer. If I set
MyComp as the server name, the connection will fail with
Failed to retrieve share list from server. If I set it to the ip address
192.168.1.7, then it works.
I have done a bit of research and discovered that maybe it is because I don't have
nmbd installed on the system. However, I believe it is part of the samba packages, which I do have:
user@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install samba-common-bin smbclient samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done samba-common is already the newest version. smbclient is already the newest version. samba-common-bin is already the newest version.
Is there anyway I can connect to the windows share using the computer name?