I just installed up arch x64 running on BIOS configuration using vmware workstation 11.1.
Everything is fine and working as intended except vmware shared folders feature. I have been continuously working on results from Google searches to try getting it to work but to no avail.
First, the methods I have tried include (but not limited to):
Using installer script from here (although its clearly mentioned in post itself that shared folders won't work so...).
Compiling vmware patches from https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches (I just did exactly as its told in readme, nothing more just in case).
Manual usual installation of vmware tools from selecting
install vmware toolsoption from vmware workstation.
Try the "manually mounting and adding service to systemd" method from arch wiki->
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware/Installing_Arch_as_a_guest(sorry not allowed to post in more than one link so...). In this case it didn't even boot completely. The error message was similar to
shared directory not found.
A couple of other methods that I probably can't remember.
NOTE: When I tried to mount shared folders manually using
mount -n -t vmhgfs .host:/<shared_folder> /home/myname/shares, this turned off cpu inside virtual machine and everything in virtual machine (arch) freezed, forcing me to reset it to no avail.
So in short, is it even possible to use shared folders in arch at present?