Update: I think this might be resolved by installing open-vmware-tools v10, but I can't find the package for Ubuntu 14.04. VMWare has some packages here, but they don't include 14.04, and I can't find the package in any of the normal Ubuntu repositories. Does anyone know

were I can find the version 10 open-vmware-tools package for Ubuntu 14.04?

I have followed the instructions for setting up the shares in vmworkstation as shown in the screenshot at the bottom and I can confirm that they are available by running.

$ vmware-hgfsclient

I have also create a mount point /mnt/hgfs as seen here:

$ ls -l /mnt
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 17 23:12 hgfs

however when I try to mount any of the shares I get the following error.

$ sudo vmware-hgfsmounter .host:/portable /mnt/hgfs
Error: cannot mount filesystem: No such device

Can anyone see what I might be doing wrong?

Here is the screenshot of the vmware share settings.

vmware share settings


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