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Old 04-30-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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Shared file space with Kubutnu host, WinXP VM guest w/physical HD and Wine?

Hello, I have a Windows XP VirtualBox guest with a Kubuntu 9.04 host. The WinXP guest uses a physical 18GB harddrive with FAT32.

Everything normal pretty much works great. But I want to link a few folders from the physical drive to my Linux files system to save space and with the hope that it will have better performance over the VirtualBox networked shared folders and because WinXP eats up 18GB in a heartbeat.

Such directories include:
  • My Documents -> ~/Documents
  • My Downloads -> ~/Downloads
  • C:/Temp -> /tmp

The 18GB HD is not mounted by Kubuntu:
  • Would a read-only mount be safe?
  • Could I link out and back in with the read-only mount?
  • Any other concerns or insights?

I am finally starting to use Wine - but have not had success on a few programs I use fairly often. What about a link such as:
  • C:/Program Files -> ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files
  • Could I use the program in the virtual machine and when i have time to try to get the same program to run in wine?

Thank you, tom
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You are asking for trouble.

Don't let two OS's access the same physical drive.


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