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JREAM
November 15th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Yeh, I installed Virtual Box and it works very nicely.

I am wondering how come if I save a text file in VirtualBox, it won't allow me to save higher than the c drive? Wine allows me to do this.

Is there a way to make the windows system allow me to save to the linux folders? I heard of Samba but I dont know where to start, they are large manuals and I just want to do 1 thing which is pass the virtual file to the linux filesystem.

You knaht very much :)

howefield
November 15th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Use the shared folders feature ?

Third video down the page, it is a short one.

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VirtualBoxTV

JREAM
November 15th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Thank you this is very exciting. Sorry I did not see the videos here!

lordyosch
November 15th, 2009, 02:37 PM
+1


Use the shared folders feature ?

Third video down the page, it is a short one.

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VirtualBoxTV



Also, you could always have a web-based storage doodah, like dropbox or similar. This is how I do it, I can also share stuff with work PC this way too

JREAM
November 15th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Well I have DropBox for my laptop XP to Linux, vise versa, very nice!

but for virtualized OS I dont want to drop box everything, I will consider that though if i cant get a share to work :d

Basically because it takes longer to upload/download than swap a file locally.

shwallace
November 15th, 2009, 02:39 PM
I'm assuming you're running a windows os in vitual box right? If so, open vbox and start windows. Look for the Devices tab in the vbox window. click that and go to Shared Folders. This will allow you to access any mounted partion on your hard drive. Once you've added a shared folder you can then map it as a network drive in the windows virtual machine.

JREAM
November 15th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Do I need SAMBA to get all this to work?

JREAM
November 15th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Okay I got it working I needed a Guest install thing,
this is amazing :D

Paqman
November 15th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Do I need SAMBA to get all this to work?

No, Samba is for getting a Windows machine and a Linux machine to talk to each other over a network.