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    Talking HGFS not working on Kali Linux - Shared Folders on VMWare

    Ok! After a couple of hours searching on Internet I have found someone that has the solution (https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches).

    The Host is runing VMWare Workstation 9.0.3 build-1410761
    The Guest is a Kali (uname -a: Linux kali 3.12-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.12.6-2kali1 (2014-01-06) i686 GNU/Linux)
    And I trying to install VMwareTools-9.2.4-1398046.

    1 - Run: apt-get install dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential psmisc
    2 - Run: git clone https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches.git
    3 - Run: cd vmware-tools-patches/patches
    4 - Remove every folder except "vmhgfs".
    5 - Get the last version of VMwareTools clicking on VMWare Bar > VM > Install/Reinstall VMWare Tools. It will open a virtual CD containing the "tar" file.
    6 - Copy VMwareTools-9.2.4-1398046.tar.gz to "vmware-tools-patches" folder.
    7 - On "vmware-tools-patches" folder, run: ./untar-and-patch-and-compile.sh

    This procedure worked for me. I didn't even need to reboot the virtual machine. All shared folders are working now.

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    After the new kernal yesterday that was upgraded to 3.14-kali1-686-pae, we again don't have shared folders on Kali in Vmware.
    Still waiting for RASA update.

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    Same problem here

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    When Kali was upgrade to kernel 3.14 this fix had stop working.

    I've changed from vmware-tools to open-vm-tools, still not working.
    It's a shame. We that bought a license of vmware workstation 9 are unable to use shared folders - HGFS (Host-Guest File System).
    The only solution for now is to upgrade to vmware workstation 10. This is bad for us, good for vmware.
    Of course, another solution is to change your machine to VirtualBox. Shared folders are working fine.

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    I have the same problem in vmware workstation 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by PePeLeGal View Post
    When Kali was upgrade to kernel 3.14 this fix had stop working.

    I've changed from vmware-tools to open-vm-tools, still not working.
    It's a shame. We that bought a license of vmware workstation 9 are unable to use shared folders - HGFS (Host-Guest File System).
    The only solution for now is to upgrade to vmware workstation 10. This is bad for us, good for vmware.
    Of course, another solution is to change your machine to VirtualBox. Shared folders are working fine.
    hi PepeLeGal
    only for test && investigate:
    i make a test in a part of my-virtual-lab(vmware)
    i use VmWare-player 6.0.3-build-1895310(the last-free) &&..
    VmWare-tools v 9.6.2-1688356(i think last update) &&..seems to work-fine

    http://www.imagestime.com/show.php/9...ttura.PNG.html

    bye & thanks for yours tests

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    I'm using VMware Workstation v10.0.5 build-2443746 hosting kali v1.1.0a; 'native' VMware tools, as this procedure shows, would install but not give functionality to the HGFS/shared folders.

    Once I made sure my /etc/apt/sources.list was correct (from here: http://docs.kali.org/general-use/kal...t-repositories), I then followed these steps exactly (from: http://docs.kali.org/general-use/ins...ols-kali-guest) and now it all works (including HGFS), and without rebooting, too.

    cd ~
    apt-get install git gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    git clone https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches.git
    cd vmware-tools-patches
    cd ~/vmware-tools-patches
    cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-9.9.0-2304977.tar.gz downloads/
    ./untar-and-patch-and-compile.sh
    Manually, I've tested removing /root/vmware-tools-patches; rebooting and everything continues to work. This can save space, if you wish.

    Should the kernel get updated; manually execute /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd; and it will accomplish an update that will (should!) fix everything to continue working correctly.



    R,

    -Joe

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