So this feels like one of those common problems where the suggested solutions just fail to apply to my situation.
I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running on wmplayer 12 under windows 7. I have the shared folder option set to 'always enabled' but I cannot access the shared folder on the host.
When I try to mount folder I get the following error:
# mount vmware-hgfsmounter .host:/svn /mnt/hgfs ERROR: cannot mount filesystem: No such device
- The mount point /mnt/hgfs exists.
- I have successfully cun vmware-config-tools.pl and build the hgfs module without error.
- I have installed open-vm-tools and it can be restarted without error.
- vmware-hgfsclient lists the svn folder.
I have previously had luck using the suggestions from the third answer in this thread (but without any luck this time): How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.