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Old 11-20-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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help with finding zune in virtual box


ok well i got a zune and the only way to use the software is by having windows i know its a drag...what iam trying to do is trying to get it to connect through usb but it is not picking it up i have added the filter for it already but it just shows it grey when i run virtual box iam not sure what to do.....i was told to just share it in a folder and just have it connect that way but the zune does not show up in the media file in the file system so iam not sure what to do anymore can someone help me out

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Old 11-21-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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Hi, I have zune as my desktop colours in vbox.

But I did it with a shared folder from my home directory, not an external drive.

As I did with all the other programs I have setup.

My machine uses a usb 3g modem, but as far as windows is concerned it is just a network,

not usb related at all.

Can you try to do it from your home dir instead. zune is a nice change.

regards, Glenn
 
Old 11-21-2008, 02:27 AM   #3
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Hi again, I have noticed that the shared directory on my machine has permissions set like this...

user: nobody
group: nogroup

Also access...

owner: can view and modify
group: can view and modify
others: can view.

Hope that helps.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 11-22-2008, 05:45 PM   #4
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well i tryed to do it as a shared file but i cant seem to find the zune in the file system it just shows up mounted in my home folder do you know what i can do to find it.....sorry very new to this dont know to much about linux thanks for helping
 
Old 11-23-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hi, the manual is located /opt/VirtualBox-2.0.2/UserManual.pdf

Do you have the GuestAdditions installed?

Mount as a cd image in VBox, located here...

/opt/VirtualBox-2.0.2/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

Do this from within vbox os install(windows?)

See how you go, Glenn
 
Old 11-24-2008, 10:30 PM   #6
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ummmm i dont now know what half that means iam very lost i mean i have guest relation thing installed already
 
Old 11-24-2008, 11:07 PM   #7
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Hi, you need to know where the manual is installed for reference.

You need to read the manual, to be sure you have configured sharing, also

The non-OSE version of vBox allows for usb and sharing folders by default.

The OSE, for commercial use,(open source edition) may not.

Non-ose version is free for single-home users, but not for corporations and business users.

The only other thing I can think of, is the shared directory allowing shares?

Do check this from a GUI, open a filemanager and right click the shared-folder,

look at permissions, to check the above, then also check that sharing is allowed.

You may only share folders in the users home directory.

Use Ocular or some other .pdf reader to view the vbox manual.

Hope this helps.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 11-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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hmmm i cant seem to find the manual not sure where to look....and how do you if you have the OSE or the non-OSE
 
Old 11-26-2008, 04:34 AM   #9
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Hi, depending on the gnu/linux distribution you have the manual may be in different places.

You could try...

locate UserManual.pdf

from a command line.

Or download it to your home folder from...

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

The non-ose version is available here...

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

with the heading "all distributions" i386 or x86_64

i386 is for 32bit processors (cpu) and x86_64 is for 64bit cpu's.

As far as I recall, the packaged distribution versions are OSE (open source edition)

But the "all distributions" i386 or x86_64 .run executable-installer is non-ose.

see how you go.

I still have a feeling that you need to allow sharing of the folder that zune is in. (as your normal linux login, restart x or your system, whatever is easier, to see the results. edit)

Cheers, Glenn

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