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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.
The F:\\ is the drive I chose to share.

The share name is f_drive.
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I will just have to reinstall vmware to look at it, can't do it at the moment though.
Installing OS on a laptop that is in,ordering parts, and phone keeps ringing, folks just seem to know when I get huge busy haha. Maybe I should look to see if they have a webcam installed here at my shop to spy on me and slam me when they know I'm swamped haha.
I will test it out when I have a moment.
Wish I could have the absolute answer for you right off the bat.
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I will just have to reinstall vmware to look at it, can't do it at the moment though.
Installing OS on a laptop that is in,ordering parts, and phone keeps ringing, folks just seem to know when I get huge busy haha. Maybe I should look to see if they have a webcam installed here at my shop to spy on me and slam me when they know I'm swamped haha.
I will test it out when I have a moment.
Wish I could have the absolute answer for you right off the bat.
No worries . I'm not in any immediate hurry. Still downloading various distro's right now anyway. And still tinkering with stuff myself. Getting a feel for things.
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You may need to specify the Windows box by IP like:
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sudo mount.cifs //10.0.0.1/f_drive /mnt
Also make sure "f_drive" is the Windows share name. You probably don't want to mount it to /mnt either. I suggest making another directory in /mnt like.. /mnt/share and mounting it there.

You can try the VB built-in file share too:
http://blogs.sun.com/tao/entry/virtu...folder_between
It uses Windows XP but I don't think it will be different. Also did you install VB guest additions? You can usually get this from the distro's package manager.
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You may need to specify the Windows box by IP like:
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sudo mount.cifs //10.0.0.1/f_drive /mnt
Also make sure "f_drive" is the Windows share name. You probably don't want to mount it to /mnt either. I suggest making another directory in /mnt like.. /mnt/share and mounting it there.

You can try the VB built-in file share too:
http://blogs.sun.com/tao/entry/virtu...folder_between
It uses Windows XP but I don't think it will be different. Also did you install VB guest additions? You can usually get this from the distro's package manager.
Yes, f_drive is the share name. I've setup the same exact share (to the T) with an XP VM with ease.

I wouldn't even know how to get the Windows box's IP. Seeing as its using a virtual adapter, the IP's are all sorts of screwed up for me to understand.

Make a directory? You're going pretty far beyond what I know how to do in Linux currently . So far, I can boot, open firefox, play some games (I even installed a few), and shut it back down.

I did install the Guest Add ons. Not sure if it worked though. All I did was click it at the top of my VM window. Just like I did with XP.
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Make a directory?
mkdir /mnt/newdirectoryforshare

then you can use that to mount the file system rather than taking up the entire /mnt directory

might need sudo good thing to remember, if it doesnt let you do something, think should you be doing it, then tack on sudo
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Looks like I'm sticking with Ubuntu. Kubuntu, Mint, Fedora, and openSUSE, none of the others want to work correctly in a VM. They all sit at 800x600 and won't change. Ubuntu plays nicely so far....so I'll use that for now.

I did REALLY like Kubuntu though. Other than the fact that it doesn't use the right resolution .

Still haven't figured anything out yet on it though.
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get debian 6 lol
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get debian 6 lol
I'd suggest debian but then I'd just be trollin'.
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there is nothing wrong with debain
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