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VMWare Fusion - Mounting shared directories (macOS host, Linux guest)

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With VMWare Fusion, running MX Linux, I ran into the problem that I could not access the shared directories.

This fixed it:

Add the following line to /etc/fstab (requires root access, so use sudo!!)

vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs fuse defaults,allow_other 0 0

Note: do not forget to create the directory /mnt/hgfs

Note: do not forget to install or update the OpenVM tools:

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop
sudo systemctl enable open-vm-tools


Note: for Clear Linux I had to install the OpenVm tools like so:

sudo swupd bundle-add os-cloudguest-vmware-gui


I found a reboot after that to be a good idea.


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