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Old 06-09-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
sorooshstrife
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setup virtualbox serial com port for XP guest on ubuntu host


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I've installed virtualbox and it works fine. Now I want to install a windows XP guest on it. I need this XP to connect to some device through serial com ports. So I need to set them up in the correct way.

My problem is that I don't know which options to choose. Like host pipe or host device and what to put in port/file path field.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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I don't get the question. Virtualbox allows you to connect to the host's serial ports in the settings. XP should be then allowed to use the virtual com port that is transparently connected to the host. There are still any number of issues from host bios and host settings to vm's virtual bios and xp's settings.
 
Old 06-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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So it doesn't matter if I select disconnected or host pipe or host device? You mean I can use it the same way either way
 
Old 06-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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I still don't know what you are looking at.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/16586...albox-guest-os

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html
 
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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I have a little blog about adding serial support to an XP guest on a linux host here http://www.phunkymunkys.com/index.php/21 which might help or point you in the right direction
 
  


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