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Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby twatoracleacct » 4. Jul 2019, 10:24

I'm trying to add a shared folder to my Windows 98 VM. I have added the guest additions ISO. When I try to open the drive, I get the error:
The VBOXWINDOWSADDITIONS.EXE file is linked to missing export NTDLL.DLL:NtQueryObject.

Can someone help? Thanks.

Host machine is Arch Linux.
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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby socratis » 4. Jul 2019, 12:23

There are no Guest Additions (GAs) for Windows 98. See ch. 4.2.1. Guest Additions for Windows. Your options are; 1) Windows networking (but it's really old and might not be supported), and 2) if you want to transfer files from your host to your VM, to use the Virtual ISO (VISO) tool.
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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby twatoracleacct » 4. Jul 2019, 16:26

Thank you. Where can I find the VISO tool? I can't find any information on it.
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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby scottgus1 » 4. Jul 2019, 16:35

Open the PDF of your Virtualbox manual, search for "viso". Takes you to section 9.36.

Personally, it looks complicated to me. I'd use 'ImgBurn' to make an ISO of a folder with the desired files in it.

FWIW, the ISO will only allow you to get the files into the guest. To get files out of a guest, and assuming you have a Windows 7 or later host, you can attach a .VHD disk to your guest. Windows 7 & later can mount .VHDs in the host as well. The .VHD does not have to be removed from the guest to mount it in the host, but the guest has to be completely shut down, not save-stated. You can mount the .VHD in the host OS and transfer files while the guest is shut down completely. Then you can unmount the .VHD from the host and start the guest. I would make a fixed-size VHD to avoid the design glitch in dynamic VHD's that may cause data corruption. Pick a reasonable size, considering the amount of data Windows 98 would have likely used, (a GB or two?) and format it in the guest, FAT32 or something.
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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby socratis » 4. Jul 2019, 17:41

scottgus1 wrote:Personally, it looks complicated to me

Clicking on the "Create ad hoc VISO" and having a two pane FileManager-like interface, where you add files at will? Can't think of a simpler interface...
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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby scottgus1 » 4. Jul 2019, 17:58

Probably would be really simple, if I could find the little critter.... :lol:
Where is "Create ad hoc VISO" hiding? Is it post-6.0.4?
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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby socratis » 4. Jul 2019, 18:20

Either click on the CD icon in the VM Window, or in the Details pane » Optical drive. Interestingly, it's missing from the Storage settings and the Media Manager. And yes, it's there in 6.0.4, but it's even better in the 6.0.97 development builds... ;)
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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby scottgus1 » 4. Jul 2019, 18:32

OK, I see it now, thanks! Only place I can get it is when a guest is running, in the Devices menu, Optical Drives, Create Ad Hoc VISO, or right-clicking the CD icon in the guest's status bar. Can't find it anywhere in the Details pane, Optical drive (still on 6.0.4, will have to try an upgrade one day).

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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby socratis » 4. Jul 2019, 18:43

scottgus1 wrote:Can't find it anywhere in the Details pane, Optical drive

Just click on the "Optical Drive", there's a menu coming up, similar (but not the same) as the image below. This is an older picture, and it's missing the "Create ad hoc VISO", but I'm all for ... recycling older images ;)

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Re: Can't create shared folder, missing export

Postby scottgus1 » 4. Jul 2019, 18:52

Gotcha. Never know those could be clicked on. Learning all sorts of new things today!

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