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Thread: Sharing NTFS Partitions on the Windows XP Guest OS via Virtual Box

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    Arrow Sharing NTFS Partitions on the Windows XP Guest OS via Virtual Box

    I have installed Windows XP as a guest on my Ubuntu Gutsy through Virtual Box.

    I Have several NTFS partitions on the physical hard drive which I want to access on my Virtual XP .

    Sharing Folder option in VirtualBox just tries to share the / file system.

    How do I access my Physical NTFS partitions on my Guest windows XP which is on ubuntu Gutsy ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Sharing NTFS Partitions on the Windows XP Guest OS via Virtual Box

    I can't say that my explanation is correct as I have upgraded to Hardy removed vmware-server (Apparently there is some replacement built in)

    But as far as I can remember:
    First, go to the configuration of that virtual machine. Then, add a hard drive or something like that. Find the one that you want and add it.

    If I'm wrong, do a google search.
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    Re: Sharing NTFS Partitions on the Windows XP Guest OS via Virtual Box

    Quote Originally Posted by amrith View Post

    Sharing Folder option in VirtualBox just tries to share the / file system.

    How do I access my Physical NTFS partitions on my Guest windows XP which is on ubuntu Gutsy ?

    How about if you mount the drives in ubuntu first? Then I think they should show up in the vbox sharing options.

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    Re: Sharing NTFS Partitions on the Windows XP Guest OS via Virtual Box

    Too add the drives as Hard Drives .Virtual Box does gives an option of adding NEW Physical drives but not existing ones.So If I add them it would be a new empty hard drivein XP.

    Yes, I tried mounting the NTFS on ubuntu but I couldnt share them as the share option doesnt show me me the NTFS partions to share them either.

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