[PLUG] Configuring virtual win98 drive

Mel Andres mel97215 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 21 22:05:03 PDT 2004

Kenneth G. Stephens wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 20:00, Rich Shepard wrote:
>>On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Mel Andres wrote:
>>>IIRC, Windoze Exploder -> One of the pull-down menus has "Map Network Drive".
>>   You're absolutely correct. It's on the Tool menu. I keep trying that; the
>>only option for E: (in the top, drive-select widget) is \\SALMO\WINSTUFF in
>>the bottom widget. That's not the default -- which is blank -- but the only
>>available choice. So, I click on it and am told that the drive cannot be
>>   This is why I think I'm missing something important in the loop. I tried
>>making a softlink from the old mount point (/mnt/usr2/winstuff) to the new
>>mount point (/data2/winstuff) but win98 still would not accept it. I don't
>>know if my missing link is on the win98 side or the linux side. I've changed
>>/etc/vmware/vmnet1/smb/smb.conf to reflect the proper mount point, stopped
>>and restarted the virtual machine and still no luck.
>>   I seem to be spinning my wheels here. Nothing appropriate -- that I've
>>found -- on the vmware community fora. I'm not sure how to construct a
>>google seasrch phrase that might provide some answers.
>>Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President
>>Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. (TM)
> Rich,
> I don't understand what you are trying to do with the links.  If you are
> trying to mount a Linux directory, use samba to export it.  The your
> virtual window box will be able to mount through your windows explorer
> using the map drive command.  But links only work in Linux, not window
> file systems.
> Ken
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The missing link statement was more of a figure of speech, not an actual 
link/symlink. But you may have answered the question though. Rich, you 
may need to edit /etc/exports to include the linux directories that you 
want to be able to map from the win98 side.

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