I'm a newbie (of course) running Ubuntu 9.04 on laptop as the host and installed Virtulbox OSE ver 2.1.4
I have installed XP SP3 as a guest and installed MyODBC 3.5.1 so that the guest can connect to my MYSQL database that is installed on the host.
I have turned off XP firewall, and firestarter but cannot seem to get the xp guest to connect to the database. When creating a new Datasource in XP the mysql odbc connector cannot find the database.
I can ping localhost, from XP guest and access the internet fine.
Ping localhost in XP guest returns 127.0.0.1
ipconfig in XP guest 10.10.1.10
Reading up on the forums - it appears that I need to bridge the networks. Though in one how-to article http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=346185
it says that I don't need to do this.
however I have followed the instructions in the article above but still does not work. What am I missing? Anything to do with a wireless card?
Thanks for the help