I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a VMWare Fusion 4 virtual machine on my iMac. I've completed all the required updates that I am aware of.. including the build-essentials and I have installed the VMWare tools. I will note here that I just accepted all the defaults in that installation.

Everything appears to be working well except my shared folders. The "Shared Folders" option in my Fusion settings is on. I do have a /mnt/hgfs folder but it has no contents.

I assume I have to mount my OS X home folder somehow but I'm not clear on how to do this. If I wish to have this folder always mounted (and I do) then I need to modify the fstab file as well correct?

Please advise and I thank you in advance.