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Thread: Have I lost my mind??? Newbie

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2020

    Have I lost my mind??? Newbie

    I have been trying for at least a month to get linux running in a VM on my iMac. I believe that I have downloaded and installed ever first level flavour in the world, BUT......
    I must me an idiot. Proficient with Windows amd Mac OS, I don't seem to be able to get ANY data into Ubuntu. I cannot see any drives attached to my iMac nor can I find anything on the main mac partition. Have messed with samba, guest app, etc. etc. Dose Ubuntu maintain a war criminals data base? How about really unattractive men?

    I can't figure it out.

    Surely it can't be that hard.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by wildmanne39; March 24th, 2020 at 02:49 AM. Reason: Corrected windows misspelling and Ubuntu

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: Have I lost my mind??? Newbie

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Thread moved to Virtualisation a more appropriate sub-forum.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Re: Have I lost my mind??? Newbie

    Some VMs have extensions or addons that would need to be added or permissions granted to see other drives. Should add which VM you are using so somebody else can give proper instructions. Should add also exactly what you are trying to do, I am thinking you want to add/copy data from one drive to the VM Ubuntu.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2014

    Re: Have I lost my mind??? Newbie

    No direct help. But since MacOS runs on top of some UNIX, why not exploit that and use UNIX (without VM)?

    Then, in a VM like VirtualBox, you need to install and configure the package Guest Additions to share folders between the host and the emulated system.

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    Re: Have I lost my mind??? Newbie

    Virtual machines are self-contained. All their interactions with the host system depend on additional software.

    If you're running VirtualBox, you need to install the matching Extension Pack for your VB version. Then you can use the "shared folders" method to mark directories on the host machine that are accessible to the VM.
    If you ask for help, do not abandon your request. Please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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