[Samba] accessing windows shared folders from vmware guest linux

pagod dvergnaud at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 15 10:43:04 GMT 2006


i've just installed vmware 5.5 on a win2k SP4 machine, and i've installed a
Suse 10.1 on the virtual machine. actually i'm using *only* the command line
interface on linux, my goal is only to be able to compile the C++ source
files i have on my windows partition with gcc on linux. 
in order to do this, i need to mount my windows partition in my linux, and i
need to be able to write as well, as some files (other than just the object
files) are generated while compiling. i think this should be possible by
mounting the windows folders using samba. 
so i've installed samba on my linux (Version 3.0.22-11-SUSE-CODE10), and
tried to connect to my windows shared folders. however, i always get some
authentication or access failure. for instance, the following command:
smbclient //fili/xlibs -U dvergnaud
raises the following error:
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
of course the computer does exist, the windows folder is shared, and the
username and password are correct. 
if i try something like this:
smbmount //fili/xlibs /mnt/temp -o username=dvergnaud
i get the following error:
3600: session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
SMB connection failed

the weird thing is, it all works fine when doing it from another linux
computer (where linux runs natively). that means, as i see it, that either
there's a problem with VMware and samba working together, or my samba client
is not properly configured -- although i'm not aware that it's much

has anyone already had such a problem? or does anyone have an idea what i'm
doing wrong? 

thx a lot for helping me out! 

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