When I was running Ubuntu 16.04 as a guest of Windows 10 in VMware PlayreI was able to copy text or files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. After upgrading Ubuntu 18.04, copying and pasting from one to another no longer works. Moreover any usb or external drive is not seen by Ubuntu. On the Player menu, on Removable devices there is an option to "connect(disconnect from host)". Choosing that option does not give any error. But within a few seconds, it gives the same option. I have tried to mount manually, and from several posts, doing:
sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 360 GiB, 386547056640 bytes, 754974720 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x2142f293 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 750782463 750780416 358G 83 Linux /dev/sda2 750784510 754972671 4188162 2G 5 Extended /dev/sda5 750784512 754972671 4188160 2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
From the above, I do not know which partition to mount.