View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu VM not listed in network

February 21st, 2010, 01:24 PM

I installed a minimal ubuntu (minimal.iso) on a virtual machine (vmware) on my windows pc using following packages:

sudo apt-get install install gnome-core gdm network-manager-gnome human-theme x11-xserver-utils tangerine-icon-theme gnome-themes-ubuntu ubuntu-artwork jockey-gtk gnome-utils firefoxI'm using the Ubuntu VM as my local http server. It is reachable via ip - so http://IP-ADDRESS works. I also use samba for shared folders... but ubuntu is not listed in my network. What means that i cannot access files from outside the vm. Do I have to install further packages, because "normal" ubuntu distributions are listed in my network connections.

Oh, I forgot to say, that the samba packages are correctly installed. ;)

Thx for Help. :)

(See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1410012 )

March 3rd, 2010, 11:20 AM
You can do the following checks:

1) Check whether the smb.conf file has the following condition in the relevant share section or in the global section:

browseable = yes

2) Use the command in the Samba server to list the shares present. This will tell you whether the Samba server is working fine and what shares are available.

$ sudo smbclient -L localhost

3) Try accessing the shares manually from terminal of the other Linux machines using the following command:

$ sudo mount -t cifs //<ip-address>/<share-name>/ /<mount-point>/ -o user=<user-id>

March 14th, 2010, 02:42 PM

It was the missing browsable field. :)