[Numpy-discussion] VMWare Virtual Appliance of Ubuntu with numpy, scipy, matplotlib, and ipython available

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 20:18:49 EDT 2007

The SMB *client* is installed by default in ubuntu.
You have to add the smb server separately using apt-get or the
synaptic package manager.
   sudo apt-get install samba
After you install the smb server, go to System->Administration->Shared
Folders and add a shared folder.
Then from a console run
   sudo smbpasswd -a <yourloginhere>
and after that restart samba
   sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

At least that's what worked for me.
I find it a lot easier to be able to do the sharing/copying from the
Windows side using Explorer than the ubuntu side using the Gnome file
thing.  But YMMV.  It's nice to have both pathways set up.

On 6/12/07, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was able to share some folders in Windows and then browse to those
> shared folders from the VMware guest Ubuntu OS.  I think there is some
> default samba stuff already running looking for shared folders.  I
> think I had to set something in the VMware player to say that I
> trusted the guest OS to allow it to modified my files.  It was pretty
> straight forward (but I am not sitting in front of that computer right
> now and it isn't booted in Windows right now either, so I can't check
> the exact details).
> Ryan
> On 6/11/07, Sven Schreiber <svetosch at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Alex schrieb:
> > > I run VMWare Player and it works fine - easy to setup and easy to
> > > setup a Matlab replacement. I only wonder how to transfer files
> > > between the Windows XP and the Ubuntu VM?
> >
> >
> > Apart from using usb sticks (AFAIK VMware still has issues with usb 2.0
> > though) I think the experts usually call a samba or ftp server on the
> > linux side the cleanest solution. The ultimate thing in terms of user
> > friendliness would be if the numpy virtual appliance already had that
> > pre-configured!
> >
> > And now let the experts step forward to announce better and easier
> > solutions...
> >
> > -sven
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