Virtual Box Question(s)

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by n8chavez, Aug 15, 2009.

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  1. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    I have been giving Virtual Box a test drive and there was one glaring thing I couldn't seem to get past. I like the idea of being able to use an OS virtually, which comes in handy for software testing, but I cannot seem to share folders between my real system and the virtual one.

    I need to use this command to share directories: "net use x: \\vboxsvr\sharename". But the problem is that I have no internet/network access to invoke that command; my internet adapter is USB and does not seem to be recognized by Virtualbox.

    Any suggestions or ideas on how to get this to work?
     
  2. CogitoTesting

    CogitoTesting Registered Member

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    I need more information such as the host and the guest info; then and only then I'll be able to help you. :)
     
  3. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    Consider me an ignorant dumbass when it comes to Virtualbox. What information do you need?
     
  4. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    have you installed guest additions? and then gone to the settings of the virtual machine,shared folders and added the folders you wish to share?
    i can guide you through it if you dont know how to.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    VirtualBox 3 has the option to install its own nat device and then you can have your own subnet of virtual machines ... If you use this option, you should be able to route to the virtual machines and share the data in the classic way, as you would any two lan-ed hosts.

    Which reminds me, I should write an article on this one :)

    Mrk
     
  6. Aaron Here

    Aaron Here Registered Member

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    Mrk, is it done yet? ;)
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Will take some time ... it's in the pipe ...
    Mrk
     
  8. Aaron Here

    Aaron Here Registered Member

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    I was just 'pulling your leg' - although I am looking forward to your VB3 tut. :p
     
  9. mofox

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    Which OS are you installin on?

    If it's Ubuntu there are plenty of "how-to" guides that cover the full config.
     
  10. Aaron Here

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    Thanks, but I'm not a Linux user - I plan to install VB3 on WinXP Pro (SP3).
     
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