Best way to transfer files between linux and mac

Discussion in 'Linux Virtual Machine' started by guess2, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. guess2

    guess2 Member

    I can't share files between linux and mac like I can between windows and mac. I have a mac host OS. We use both Centos and Ubuntu.

    I would like something better than ftp. Are there instructions for mounting an NFS drive or a Samba drive in a parallels guest OS?

    Is there a better way to do this?

    Also, can I do drag and drop between a Mac OSX and a Linux parallels VM?
  2. Frank STENGEL

    Frank STENGEL Junior Member

    Start windows sharing on the Mac side. You can the connect to the windows share from your guest OS. In ubuntu I do as follows:

    1. Shortcuts>Connect to Server
    2. Choose Windows share, give the Mac side ip (you can find it on the bottom line of the Mac Sharing/services preference pane). For the share name as well as for the user name, I use my (mac side) short user name.
    3. An icon for the share appears on ubuntu's desktop
    4. Open the share and when prompted I give my mac side password (the workgroup being MSHOME..)

    That's it. You can play with it to change what folder is opened and what name is given to the share's icon...

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