I am right now experimenting the joys of VirtualBox 2.0.2 and I must say that I am not disappointed as I prefer it over VMware. I run Fedora 9 on my laptop and used VBox to install a guest Windows XP. Everything works just great except for one detail: I can't manage to bridge the two OS for sharing files.
On XP, I can access internet without problem and I set up a network connection for sharing files with the host(back with VMware, it's all I did and it worked).
On Fedora 9, samba is installed and I supposed it is set up properly since, as I said, it worked back when I was using VMware (Server) and I haven't changed anything.
The thing is that it seems Fedora is able to see XP but they can't communicate. For example, when I go to Placces > Network > Windows Network
(I have F9 with Gnome), my XP machine is there but I get nothing when I double-click on it. Something tells me that this problem must be simple to solve.
In case that can be useful, here are some information:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1B:24:58:5E:55
inet addr:188.8.131.52 Bcast:184.108.40.206 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21b:24ff:fe58:5e55/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:200683 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:30485 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:69067460 (65.8 MiB) TX bytes:4515672 (4.3 MiB)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10798 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10798 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1490992 (1.4 MiB) TX bytes:1490992 (1.4 MiB)
C:\Documents and Settings\User>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : emt.inrs.ca
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.2.15
Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway. . . . . . . . . : 10.0.2.2
On the first look, I thought that there could be some sort of mismatch between the IP addresses as I find XP's is a bizarre one. But I know little about networking so I prefer asking instead of attempting doing something stupid. I would greatly appreciate your help.
Thank you for your time