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I'm not trying to convince you to do anything. You posted a thread asking for advice, and I offered it =]

Whether or not you follow it is up to you.

All we are trying to say is Linux might not be quite as amazing as it can be if the only experience you have with it is on a VM, but what OS you use [and how you use it] is up to you.
Okay, check out my method of thinking here....

If I turn my rig on, it auto boots to Windows 7, with no hesitation.

If I wish to, I can then boot to Linux in my VM. It automatically pops up (when I open it) on my second monitor, full screen.

Now, I've got two operating systems running full stop, one on each screen. All I gotta do is move my mouse to where I want to go.

If I want to open a game, I open a game (in Windows). If I want to use Linux for something, I do it. I don't have the hassle of having to reboot just to do something in the other OS, since they're both right there, already open, one per screen.

I know its not perfect....but its better than having to reboot just to do something else.

I'm looking into everything said so far .
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Did you get file sharing working? If you could post the command and error we could probably collectively figure it out.

I've personally had better experience running standard file sharing protocols rather than the built-in VB one. May want to consider that too. Ubuntu or Mint should come setup to browse and access Windows shares (I think under locations or something).
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The command I'm using is:
mount.cifs //vboxsvr/f_drive /mnt

What I'm getting as an error is:
mount.cifs: permission denied: no match for /mnt found in /etc/fstab

I'm doing this in terminal. Not even sure if that's the right thing to be typing.

I'm hoping whatever works, will auto mount it on startup though. Kind of like a mapped network drive in Windows.
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The command I'm using is:
mount.cifs //vboxsvr/f_drive /mnt

What I'm getting as an error is:
mount.cifs: permission denied: no match for /mnt found in /etc/fstab

I'm doing this in terminal. Not even sure if that's the right thing to be typing.

I'm hoping whatever works, will auto mount it on startup though. Kind of like a mapped network drive in Windows.
If you're getting permission errors, append sudo to the command.

Code:
sudo mount.cifs //vboxsvr/f_drive /mnt
You do know that you could run Linux on the hardware and Windows on the VM, right? =]
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If you're getting permission errors, append sudo to the command.

Code:
sudo mount.cifs //vboxsvr/f_drive /mnt
You do know that you could run Linux on the hardware and Windows on the VM, right? =]
And then I would have no ability to game with my new GTX470 properly .

And what do you mean, "append sudo" to the command? Keep in mind, I know nothing about command lines.
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He meant put the word sudo in front of the rest of the commands
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He meant put the word sudo in front of the rest of the commands
Gotcha. Just tried that and:

mount error: could not resolve address for vboxsvr: No address associated with hostname
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Look in your VM settings and see if you see the "host address"
It's been a couple of months since I ran a VM, I've slept since then haha.
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Look in your VM settings and see if you see the "host address"
It's been a couple of months since I ran a VM, I've slept since then haha.
All it says in my VM settings is F:\\ F_drive
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I may just have to reinstall vmware and test it out to give you a proper answer.
I did notice the slash difference between what your VM settings says it sees and the code you used.
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