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I just installed Ubuntu Server on a VM. Then I created a new SSH key and I am now trying to get that from the guest machine to the host machine. Is there any way of using copy and paste? Found a lot of vim commands (http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/vimcheat.html), but oviously I am too stupid to get the right use of those "y" commands.
I am not too used to Linux or vim or anything within the terminal, so please help! :-)
I am using Virtualbox. What I am trying to do in general is setting up a new "Vagrant box" (www.vagrantup.com"), but to finish my system, I want to pull a repo from github that requires SSH. To send my ssh key, I want to copy it from the guest client to the host machine . That is all that I want.
To share a host folder with a virtual machine in VirtualBox, you must specify the path of that folder and choose for it a "share name" that the guest can use to access it. Hence, first create the shared folder on the host; then, within the guest, connect to it.
There are several ways in which shared folders can be set up for a particular virtual machine:
- In the window of a running VM, you can select "Shared folders" from the "Devices" menu, or click on the folder icon on the status bar in the bottom right corner.
- If a VM is not currently running, you can configure shared folders in each virtual machine's "Settings" dialog.
- From the command line, you can create shared folders using VBoxManage, as follows: