John BORIS on 29 Jul 2011 08:16:00 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] File sharing with virtualizatio

Now this is just windows but here is what I do on my home machine. I
have Vista 64 running their Virtual PC. On my Host machine I shared out
the Public directory and in the Virtual XP machine I had that Mounted
through the normal windows way.

Now in your case running Windows and then Ubuntu in Virtual Box I don't
see why you couldn't share out the Windows directory or USB drive and
then on the Virtual Ubuntu machine use Samba to connect to these shares.

Now I am not sure what you want to do with the files you are sharing
but just for getting to files in a common spot it should work.

John J. Boris, Sr.
"Remember! That light at the end of the tunnel
Just might be the headlight of an oncoming train!"

>>> "Eric H. Johnson" <> 7/29/2011 10:36 AM >>>
Hi all,

Anyone know any easy ways, and by easy ways I mean something relative
novices can handle, of sharing files between a host and a virtualized
running on the host. Specifically I have Windows as the host and
running under VirtualBox. So far I have found setting up a share to be
difficult requiring the installation of host and client add-ons for
VirtualBox, installing packages including header files on Ubuntu, and
doing a mount. 

Mounting something like a USB drive has been similarly non-trivial,
I may be doing something wrong there.

Installing something like Dropbox is not too bad, except that it can
pretty slow if large files are involved. FTP isn't that bad either
something like Filezilla and the Filezilla server on the host.

Is there anything easier?


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