Did you install the guest additions in Windows?
I tried but not sure if I did it right. I have installed the complete version of VB downloaded from the site and clicked on device/install guest additions and waited while the cdrom was active, then rebooted the xp and restarted the program to be sure.
Is this correct or do I need to download something or run another command. Reading the help file/manual would suggest I did it right but if it didn't work something went wrong or I did it wrong.
You can tell if the additions are installed by the icon in the system tray next to the clock. If there's no icon, it did not install, icon there, it's fine.
There should have been an installation program pop up in windows with the next, next, next, I agree, yes you can have my first born, next, yes, install, reboot routine .
I can see my files in Virtual XP, but my tax program can't read or write to them as it says the files are 'locked' by another user? The are set for smb share in unbuntu...the directories that is....any ideas? I'm beating my head against the wall over this one
These files are for Windows only use?
Did you install the program that runs these tax files in Windows?
If these files are on a Ubuntu partition, you can make sure the ower is you, using the chown command.
You do have your samba password installed in Ubuntu, yes?
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If you're attempting to set up samba, this is completely different than Virtual Box shared folders. Are you attempting to read/write to a directory you actually have read/write permissions to?
^^ See that for samba configuration. Once you have samba set up, the folder will then be shared through samba, and not Virtual Box. So, instead of attempting to mount the network share under Virtual Box Shared folders, the share would then be under Windows Networking\ Your-Workgroup\ Your Share.
As seen by the screen shot I have No Samba Shares, I have Virtual Box shares Perhaps you should head over to the Virtual Box forums, where they can better walk you through the setup.
What directory are you attempting to share? Right click on that folder in Linux and check the permissions. USER need to have read and write permission. Since USER is running Virtual Box, these permissions are inherited.
USER is of course the user name of the Linux User currently logged in an running Virtual Box.
Also, there is a Linux group now called vboxusers. Make sure you are a member of that group. System -> Administration -> Users and Groups. Click on manage groups, find vboxusers, click properties, and make sure your name is checked as being in the group. You have to log out then back in for this to take effect.