Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Beans
    146

    VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    Can virtualBox copy and paste between host and guest? I find this is not the default behaviour for my setup...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Neverland
    Beans
    894
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    Hello,

    Copy files? Or clipboard? Files, you can use the guest additions + shared folder feature to move data back and forth between guest and host.

    Clipboard ... don't remember at the moment, will test tomorrow ...

    Dedoimedo
    Linux Systems Expert / Systems Programmer, LPIC-1, LPIC-2(WIP), GSEC, CCHD, CCHA
    http://www.dedoimedo.com - A place to learn a lot about a lot!

    Pangolin Review | Ringtail Review | Linux Games | My books

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Conn., United States
    Beans
    1,644

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    Quote Originally Posted by carfield View Post
    Can virtualBox copy and paste between host and guest? I find this is not the default behaviour for my setup...
    Yes. I just gave it a try. I copied a URL from Firefox running on the Ubuntu host and was able to paste it just fine in IE running on the Windows Vista guest.

    Next, I opened a document in OpenOffice on the Ubuntu host and copied a portion. I was able to paste it to a document opened in Microsoft Word 2007 running on the Windows Vista guest. I have the Guest Additions installed. I don't know if they are required for this feature or not.

    So, if Dedoimedo's interpretation of your question was correct OR if my interpretation of your question was correct, the answer is YES.
    "When you dual-boot Windows, Windows exists along side of Linux. When you use VirtualBox, Windows exists at the pleasure of Linux." -- ThomasAaron @ System76

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Beans
    146

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    Oh, after I installed VirtualBox Guest additions, my copy and paste working, sorry, haven't check through.
    Last edited by carfield; January 28th, 2009 at 06:05 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Beans
    2

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    Quote Originally Posted by carfield View Post
    Oh, after I installed VirtualBox Guest additions, my copy and paste working, sorry, haven't check through.
    Is it possible to use clipboard without Xorg running? My host OS is Windows and guest OS is Ubuntu. I've turned Xorg off but copying to clipboard from console in Ubuntu is still necessary.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Scotland
    Beans
    168
    Distro
    Ubuntu Karmic Koala (testing)

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    Helpful hint for using Guest Additions:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...2&postcount=12

    I run a 9.10 host with a 9.10 guest and an xp guest. With guest additions installed, I can copy and paste between all three.

    Enjoy!
    Asus 1005HA CPU:N280 HDD:160G RAM:2G Ubuntu 10.04 and/or Mint 9

    Also have decrepit Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D 1845 [now half-bricked by upgrade ]
    知 者 不 言。言 者 不 知。

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    479

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    umm I have installed win7 and ubuntu server guest... and installed guest additions but cannot paste to the console x_x

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    colachel
    Beans
    516
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    I have shared one common folder for access the file over the vbox. Let me test for the guest addition packge

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Beans
    571
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    You can copy and paste clipboard but NOT FILES! Be careful.
    It's OK, everything we know will become obsolete at some time.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The New Forest
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: VirtualBox copy and paste between host and guest

    Old thread closed.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •