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    Default Kernel update erase Vmware tools

    Hi All,


    I've got VMWareTools installed and it works a treat. My problem is sometimes after a Kernel update, I tend to loose my
    share folders and have to re-install vmware tools from scratch.




    Is there a way to set vmware tools up such that kernel update won't erase my shared folders?




    Kind regards,
    Joey

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    Default Re: Kernel update erase Vmware tools

    On 2014-03-08 15:36, painter28uk wrote:
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    > Hi All,
    >
    >
    > I've got VMWareTools installed and it works a treat. My problem is
    > sometimes after a Kernel update, I tend to loose my
    > share folders and have to re-install vmware tools from scratch.


    If you are using the openSUSE provided tools rpm, you will not have that
    problem. If you build the tools yourself, then of course you have to
    build them again each time.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Kernel update erase Vmware tools

    Note that in the future (very soon) you won't be able to use hgfs shares any more because VMWare has deprecated or abandoned it.
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

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    Default Re: Kernel update erase Vmware tools

    Many many thanks guys for the prompt response.

    I did try getting the open-vm-tools to work and I just couldn't find where it mounted to. I shall try to find a guide to the open-vm-tools. Anyway, many thanks for all of the replies.

    Joey.

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    Default Re: Kernel update erase Vmware tools

    On 2014-03-08 23:06, painter28uk wrote:
    >
    > Many many thanks guys for the prompt response.
    >
    > I did try getting the open-vm-tools to work and I just couldn't find
    > where it mounted to. I shall try to find a guide to the open-vm-tools.
    > Anyway, many thanks for all of the replies.


    I read a comment bout that package and some problem with shared folders,
    but I don't remember what it was. I don't use them, any way, I typically
    share folders via nfs instead.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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