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 portable old_windows_7
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.