I have downloaded VMware-player-5.0.1-894247.exe from this Official Website . Also downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 from Ubuntu official website. Now, here comes my Pain.

I have installed VMware and then chose to install Ubuntu by Mounting the ISO file instead of choosing I will install later. Now ubuntu take approx 30-40 mins to get installed and after that I go to VMware setting and share my workspace (one of ruby on rails project), that I need in VMware for further development. But when i browse from home/mnt i cannot see hgfs folder. I cannot see my shared folder anywhere. From the past 2 weeks I'm trying my best to get my project inside VMware. BUT I can't get it. I have again reinstalled VMware tools.. but once i got a message: as shared folder is not enabled (somewhhat.. I don't remember what was the message, but it was related to shared).

Please guide me as I want to start working on my project.


You can share usb device too. You have to install virtualbox additions and after run this command:

sudo gpasswd -a yourname vboxusers

Change yourname with the name of real Linux User. After that, you must reboot.

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    Please note that the OP question is about VMWare, not virtualbox. – arielf Dec 26 '12 at 22:02
  • thanks Eric ...but as arielf suggested...i need a solution to get my mnt/hgfs/project in my terminal ...pls advice!!! – Milind Dec 28 '12 at 5:26

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