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Old 10-07-2009, 08:55 AM   #1
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how do i copy info. from linux harddisk to windows in virtualbox

i am using virtualbox to run windows there a way to access the harddisk occupied by linux and copy the infomation to the virtual memory in windows xp
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I haven't really used VirtualBox that much, but looking at I see "Shared folders", do you have this set up? I think I have it installed on my computer at home, I'll try to remote into it later and see if I can be of more help.
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You can use Samba on the host to make the Linux file system available as a network share (SMB, now called CIFS) to the Windows system. If you have file names which are identical except for case, for example FOO and foo, then they look the same to Windows so that's an issue you may have to address; there is probably a Samba configuration to workaround it.
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You can share folders directly from virtualbox.
1. When you open XP and in Xp virtualbox window menu chose Devices->Shared folders and choose the folder you want to share from your linux partitions. Choose if you want to make it permanent or not.
2. In windows XP go to My network places and from the left menu chose view workgroup computers then up till you find virtualbox shared folders and in there you will find the folders you shared.
*You can map your shares using map network drive so you can easily access them with drive letters later*

*hint* you might need to install guest additions but not sure if that's a must for shares or not but is good to install it anyway.


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