|Sharing Files by Connecting to a Windows System from a Linux System
(refer to http://www.vmware.com/support/gsx3/doc/running_fileshare_lin2win_gsx.html#1089626)
To share files on a Windows system with a Linux system (by connecting to a Windows host from a Linux guest or connecting to a Windows guest from a Linux host or guest), you can mark a folder as shared on the Windows system, then use the smbmount utility in the Linux system to mount the shared folder.
On my machine (in CST3-188), the Operating System of the host machine is WinXP, computer name is “syru212-170”, IP address is 22.214.171.124. The guest OS is RedHat Linux 9.0 (which was installed in the previous steps). I now want to share a folder in C:\CSE758.
In Windows Explorer, right click the cse758 folder, bring out the “sharing and security…” window, choose “share this folder…” option:
Create a user account on the Windows system for the Linux system user name that I use to connect to the Windows system:
Login the Linux system as root
Create a mount point in linux by typing “mkdir /mnt/cse758”
Add the Windows system's host name and IP address to “/etc/hosts”
Start the Samba services by typing the following command prompt from Linux:
(7) Mount the Windows share on your Linux system. Enter the following command all on one line.
mount -t smbfs -o username=cse758,password=cse758 //syru212-170/cse758 /mnt/cse758
In Linux, click “network Servers”, which will bring you a window:
In the location bar, input the host machine name of “smb://syru212-170”
Input the acct and password combination…
Now you are connected…
Now we successfully established the file sharing between the host machine and the guest operating system…