Success. I think this is officially a viable alternative for running
Scipy/Numpy/Matplotlib/IPython in Vista. I turned off my firewall on
my host (XP) and I was able to browse the internet in Ubuntu. Andrew
was right that I still couldn't ping, but I seem to have everything
else. And with shared folders enabled I seem to have some default SMB
stuff set up. I couldn't successfully browse the shares of my
partitions (C$, E$, ...), but I did specifically share a folder (from
windows) and editted a Python file in that folder from within VMware.
The available shared folders showed up under Places > Network as I
should have expected for Ubuntu SMB shares.
Another of my students supposedly has everything working in Vista with
no problems. I will have to check that out and report back.
On 5/29/07, Andrew Straw <strawman(a)astraw.com> wrote:
> Ryan Krauss wrote:
> > Thanks for your help in getting me up and going with VMWare. Andrew,
> > your virtual appiance seems to work quite well.
> > I have two hurdles left (I hope there are only 2). The first is still
> > networking. I have NAT chosen in the VMWare player and that seems to
> > give me limited connectivity. I seem to be able to use apt but can't
> > ping or browse the internet. Any thoughts on how to trouble shoot
> > this?
> I'm guessing that the firewall on the host computer is preventing a lot
> of this. I'm not sure I'd expect ping to work ever over NAT, as that's a
> UDP thing, which is stateless and thus my guess is that NAT doesn't know
> where to direct the incoming packet. However, I think you should be able
> to browse, and the fact that apt works but browsing doesn't is certainly
> odd, since the standard apt repositories are simply web servers.
> You can try bridged mode. That's usually what I do, but I figured it was
> less likely to work than NAT (because it would require 2 external IP
> addresses, and I'm not sure how your network is configured), so although
> it allows full connectivity, including UDP, I chose NAT for that image.
> > My second hurdle is how to move files between the host and guest OS.
> > I see a shared folders option in the player, but don't seem to be able
> > to add to the list of folders. My students need to be able to import
> > python modules I give them and then submit files they would be
> > developing within the guest OS. I googled for vmware shared folders
> > and it seems like a non-free option.
> Hmm, I haven't done any sharing through VMware server. On my mac, I have
> using VMware fusion, but generally found that using SSH was more
> reliable. So, maybe you can have them SSH (well, scp, perhaps using
> WinSCP on the Windows side) between their two virtual computers?
> > I haven't found a good "VMWare for dummies" or getting started guide,
> > so feel free to redirect me.
> VMware's docs are pretty good but necessarily get indexed by Google --
> make sure you browse their website.
> Good luck,
> > Thanks,
> > Ryan
> > On 5/29/07, David Cournapeau <david(a)ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> >> Ryan Krauss wrote:
> >> > Hey David,
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for all your help. I run Ubuntu stand alone on my dual boot
> >> > machines and have no network issues (actually, the computer running
> >> > VMWare is dual boot). So, I think my network issues are VMWare
> >> > specific. I don't know how it handles the hardware.
> >> In this case, it should be even easier. In ethernet options of vmware,
> >> you should choose NAT, and then vmware will have a dhcp server on the
> >> HOST which will provide an address by dhcp to your guest.
> >> David