[maemo-developers] VMWare appliance maemo and Samba

From: Kon Wilms kon at datacast.biz
Date: Tue Feb 20 21:54:58 EET 2007
There is actually no need to setup samba on the VM - you can use the shared
folders capability of VMWare Tools which is already installed on the VM.
However I am not sure if you are using the free VMware player - this feature
may not be available on it?


On 2/20/07, Mike Cowlishaw <mfc at acm.org> wrote:
> Very many thanks for setting up a VMWare appliance for maemo!  This
> allowed
> me to compile and run the canonical 'Hello world' example in just a few
> hours -- I hadn't run Linux for a few years; it's good to be back :-).
> I'm running as a virtual machine on a Windows XP host, and I think the one
> think I need before being able to start a serious application port to the
> N800 is to be able to share files easily between the virtual machine and
> the
> XP host.  I'm almost there, but not quite:
> I installed Samba using the synaptic package install, then used Share
> Folders to set a share for my home directory (and also set the workgroup
> name for my local network).   All seemed to take, but:
>   -- I cannot see any of the Windows machine (or myself) in the Windows
>      Network on Ubuntu
>   -- from the Windows side, I can see the machine UBUNTU-MAEMO  (so I
> think
>      Samba is running OK) -- but when I try and connect to the share the
>      Password dialog just gets re-presented, as though the user and
> password
>      are wrong.
> Any ideas?
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