Parallels tools under ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop 16 for M1 Mac Technical Preview' started by AlanD17, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. AlanD17

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    I'm making progress, but am stuck on parallels tools

    I installed ubuntu from here using the manual instructions from the other threads

    https://ubuntu.com/download/server/arm

    I wanted to use desktop version, but added the desktop afterwards with the instructions here

    https://linuxconfig.org/ubuntu-20-04-gui-installation

    It doesn't show the guy as it's loading the OS like a normal desktop install would do, but eventually shows the normal login screen. I guess there's another step somewhere.

    Now I need to install parallels tools to get get a few shared folders from the Mac. When I click install parallels tools, it just mounts the CD image. Am I missing a step or do I just need to share them like I would for an external machine?
     
  2. KevinB21

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    I mounted the CD image and attempted to install them but there script said they only work on x86 so I'm assuming they aren't updated for the M1 yet.
     
  3. AlanD17

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    okay, I just shared them from MacOS and mounted them in ubuntu and that worked as expected.
    I'm installing my full test environment now.
    I knew the old intel MacBook Pro was loud, but I didn't realize how loud the intel Nuc I have ben using was until I shut it down.
     
  4. PeterS68

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    What did you share? I want to get them installed as well
     
  5. AlanD17

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    To share a Mac folder in ubuntu without
    In MacOS
    Go to System Preferences:Sharing:File Sharing
    (not sure the order here)
    turn on file sharing
    add the fold you want to share
    click options
    check share using SMB, turn on your account, set a password (don't think it has to be your Mac password)
    In ubuntu
    create a folder in your home directory that matches the name of the one you want to share
    sudo apt install cifs-utils
    sudo nano /etc/fstab
    add a line (replace computer-name, all of the username, password with the right things)
    //computer-name.local/FolderName /home/username/FolderName cifs uid=username,gid=username,user=username,pass=password,iocharset=utf8 0 0
    save and exit the file
    then run
    sudo mount -a
    if everything works, the folder will be mounted in ubuntu
     
  6. AlanD17

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    my post above is a workaround until parallels tools is implemented, clearly parallels tools is a better way to do this.
     
  7. AlanB14

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    You can also use ssh to setup access to files on your Mac HD. System Preferences -> Sharing -> tick the Remote Login box. In Ubuntu you can set up a bookmark to the folder you wish to access in the File Manager window via Other Locations -> Networks.
     
  8. never_released

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    Parallels Tools for Linux are currently x86 only...
     
  9. RakeshK7

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    Thanks for this - I have tried this but failing and syslog says I have an error code 2...

    am I right in thinking the line should be as follows:

    //computer-name.local/<full path i.e. Users/<MAC USER>/share> home/username/<share> cifs uid=<UBUNTU username>,gid=<UBUNTU username>,user=<MAC username>,pass=<MAC password>,iocharset=utf8 0 0

    I've tried a few combinations and the log is not very helpful...

    Also I had to create the folder on the ubuntu VM ... but I guess that is expected?
     
  10. AlanD17

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    Change this

    //computer-name.local/<full path i.e. Users/<MAC USER>/share>

    to this
    //computer-name.local/share
     
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  11. AlanD17

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    Also, yes, linux needs an empty folder at the target location.
     
  12. RakeshK7

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    Magic thanks- I had tried a few variations on the path but it didn't work in a sub folder but works now in my 'home' area

    Thanks mate!
     
  13. JimP6

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    I'm new to Parallels and trying the M1 tech review. It works, I can load a Ubuntu 20.04 ARM version in it, but I prefer using Vagrant. There is a Ubuntu 20.04 ARM box available but the dev is waiting for Parallels tools, whatever they are, to be ported to ARM so it will run with Parallels. The box boots until it requires those tools. Does anyone know what the status of these tools is? Is an ARM version in dev now?
     
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