Introduction: Share Files and Folders Between Ubuntu11.04 (host) and Windows Virtual Machine(VirtualBox OSE)
Folder sharing between Linux and Windows Virtual Machine
Its a Step by step picture tutorial for sharing files and folder in between Host linux (ubuntu 11.04) and windows vitrual machine running inside ubuntu 11.04.
First install VM virtual box guest add-on before continuing. To do so first boot the windows virtual machine which is inside the HOST Ubuntu machine , then click on devices on the upper left corner and then click Install Guest additions (cltl+D) , this will download and install addition into the windows xp virtual machine. Restart your virtual machine after Guest addition is installed.
It is been always considered difficult to do networking between Linux and windows machine, this is because we are very much familiar with the operation of windows operating systems, and Linux does not work exactly as windows does. So naturally everyone faces a bit difficulty with concepts of Linux machine and hence a TAG “NOT USER FRIENDLY” , well I think it is not true , its just because we are not much aware with Linux systems. Many times I have been asked by my fellow mates about, How to share files and folder in-between linux and a windows virtual machine in it, so I have decided to make a simple step by step tutorial for sharing files and folder between windows virtual machine running inside Linux machine.
OK then then lets Continue with steps one by one.
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Step 1: Start VM Vitrual Box OSE on Ubuntu 11.04
Start VM Vitrual Box OSE on Ubuntu 11.04 BY Clicking on VIRTUALBOX OSE on your UBUNTU 11.04
Step 2: Install VM Virtual Box Guest Add-on
Install VM virtual box guest add-on, or after booting windows virtual machine.
To do so first boot the windows virtual machine which is inside the HOST Ubuntu machine , then click on devices on the upper left corner and then click Install Guest additions (cltl+D) , this will download and install addition into the windows xp virtual machine.
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Step 3: Virtual Box OSE Manager
Shut down your virtual machine and click on setting on the Virtual Box OSE manager.
Step 4: Setting for Your Windows Virtual
Setting for your Windows Virtual machine will be displayed.
Step 5: Click on Shared Folders
Click on Shared Folders in the given list of settings.
Step 6: Click on ADD SHARED FOLDER
Click On ADD SHARED FOLDER button.
Step 7: FOLDER PATH
Drop down in FOLDER PATH: and select <others> option
Step 8: Browse to the Folder
Browse to the folder you want to share with windows Virtual machine and then click ok.
Step 9: Enable AUTO MOUNT Option
Enable AUTO MOUNT option as shown in the picture
Step 10: List of Shared Folders
The folder is added in the list of shared files and folder.
Then Restart the Virtual machine.
Step 11: Map Network Drive and Enable Sharing Between Windows and Linux
Map Network Drive and enable sharing between Windows and Linux
-Click on tools and then go to Map Network Drive
-Under Map Network Drive window assign the drive name,Click on browse button,then expand the “Virtualbox shared folder” then expand “\\vboxsvr” and then select the drive path for the folder you want to share and then click ok. And you are done.
-The shared folder is now displayed as a network drive in your virtual machine , windows.
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