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Old 08-22-2010, 07:34 PM   #1
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"HELP"Cant access windows partition from a mandriva guest OS in visualbox.


I am trying to access information inside a windows partition using a visual box, which has Mandriva 2009.1 installed as a guest OS. Pls help me to mount the windows partition.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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I assume you mean Sun (Oracle)'s Virtualbox? The free version does not allow you to access "external" drives. That is, external to the virtual machine. That includes any physical disk attached to the host. Bummer!

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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I assume you mean Sun (Oracle)'s Virtualbox? The free version does not allow you to access "external" drives. That is, external to the virtual machine. That includes any physical disk attached to the host. Bummer!

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Funny, I'm using VirtualBox myself and was wandering how I could transfer to and fro the host and guest... I was about to give this an attempt, but luckily I read this before wasting my time. Talk about timing. Thanks!

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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Set up networking and access it via SMB.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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Here's a thought: Dual-boot instead of using a VM. Or even better: Use something like M$ Virtual PC (if you have to) instead of VirtualBox.
 
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I've got MS Visual PC and a Visual workstation(VMS). I will use it instead thnx
 
Old 08-23-2010, 05:32 AM   #7
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I think that mayb I should setup SMB as well, as I jst did my LPI and it should help me learn file sharing wif windows more. Thanx guys
 
Old 08-23-2010, 10:00 AM   #8
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Assuming that the "information inside a windows partition" is in files in one of the usual Windows file systems then, as already suggested, you could 1) on the host: share the file system 2) on the guest: install samba and network mount the share.

Alternatively you could use VirtualBox Shared Folders on host and guest. This requires VirtualBox Guest Additions on the guest. It can be simpler than the share+Samba solution.
 
  


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