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Old 09-07-2009, 08:23 AM   #1
jgolab
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Smile How to share files/folders between VBox Mint and Vista host?


I'm not an expert and I cannot figure out how to enable the shared folders or Samba. What I need is to have access from the Virtualbox installed Mint to my Vista host folders. Any help would be greatly appreciated:-)
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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have you added your user to vboxusers group?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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this how-to should be sufficient:
http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15868

short version:
Code:
mkdir /home/user/SharedFolder
under VirtualBox settings you set it as the shared folder.
boot the guest-system and create a mount point:
Code:
mkdir /media/sharedfolder
Code:
mount -t vboxsf SharedFolder /media/sharedfolder
(both names must differ)
i hope this is correct, i didnt do it for a while. just check the link.
greetings

Last edited by j1alu; 09-07-2009 at 04:39 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 07:33 AM   #4
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A big Thank You! guys, it worked like a charm - it only strengthens my resolve to put Linux on my new business desktops.
With best regards and may the Power of the Tux be with you,

Your humble IT newbie

JG
 
Old 09-08-2009, 08:43 AM   #5
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good :-)
May the power of the tux be with you too.
greetings
 
  


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