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Old 11-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Question about sharing virtual images (Virtualbox, not Vmware)


Hello,
I'm using ubuntu 12.10.
I installed a copy of windows 7 under virtualbox.
I am the administrator account on the computer, however, there is another account on the computer which I'd like for them to have access to the virtualized windows 7. Their account is not an administrator account.

Is it possible at all to share the virtualized windows7?

I have the harddrive space for another install, but I'd rather not waste it if I can share it.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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I've not tried this but it should be possible.

The other account will need to have permissions to read and write to the image. Looking at my images they are created with just access to the user that created them. So I'd create a VBox groups and make your other account a user of that group and ensure that the user can find the image files and the group will have read write permissions. That might mean that you will want to move the image file to a location where both you and the other account can access (such as home/VBox)
 
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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I've not tried this but it should be possible.

The other account will need to have permissions to read and write to the image. Looking at my images they are created with just access to the user that created them. So I'd create a VBox groups and make your other account a user of that group and ensure that the user can find the image files and the group will have read write permissions. That might mean that you will want to move the image file to a location where both you and the other account can access (such as home/VBox)
How would I go about creating a Vbox user group?
Thanks for the reply!
 
Old 11-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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I think that you need to do this through the terminal
Code:
sudo groupadd vbox
sudo usermod -a -G vbox me
sudo usermod -a -G vbox you
 
Old 11-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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I think that you need to do this through the terminal
Code:
sudo groupadd vbox
sudo usermod -a -G vbox me
sudo usermod -a -G vbox you
Thank you!
 
  


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