shared folder in XP guest on Feisty

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shared folder in XP guest on Feisty

Postby svetlinm » 7. Jun 2007, 09:49

Hi, after I upgraded to 1.4 (Guest Additions too) I can't access the shared folder anymore. The message in XP is:
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net use z: \\vboxsvr\shared
System error 53 has occured.

The network path was not found.


In 1.3.8 everything was fine :?
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Postby raxyx » 7. Jun 2007, 11:08

Interesting - I had exactly the same problem.

Host: Debian testing/Lenny
Guest: Win XP Prof SP2

With 1.3.8, everything worked, now with 1.4, it won't let me access the shared folder anymore. I have tried several things and found an easy workaround that might help you: I just disconnected the permanent shared folder, and instead added exactly the same share path as a transient share though the GUI. Works! :)
No idea what's the difference, though, I guess something changed between the versions, so it should work if you remove the share and then re-add it, or if you're too lazy to look for the commands in the manual (like me), just go with my solution :D
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Postby svetlinm » 7. Jun 2007, 11:35

Well, it doesn't work for me. :(
I've removed the share and re-added it, tried both as permanent and transient.
No luck, I get the same error.
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Postby bodhi.zazen » 7. Jun 2007, 15:29

I do not know the solution to your problem, but you had me scared for a minute ...

I am running feisty and can mount a shared directory.

1. Updated additions on the windows guest

2. With windows running I mounted a transient ~ I used the new gui tool to make the share.

Mounted with :

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net use E: \\vboxsvr\shr


Is the z: case sensitive ?

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net use Z: \\vboxsvr\shared
If is a virtual machine, is it still broken ?
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Guest Additions

Postby svetlinm » 7. Jun 2007, 19:00

It appears that the problem is with the Guest Additions. I have purged virtualbox, reinstalled 1.4.0, created a new machine with the old image which had 1.3.8 Guest Additions and I was able to connect to the shared folder. Then I upgraded GA to 1.4, rebooted and again the same error.
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Postby Inquisitive Alex » 17. Jun 2007, 18:10

I have the same error. Virtualbox is 1.4.0 on Ubuntu 7.04. I cannot even ping vboxsvr. Is there any solution???
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Postby stefan.becker » 17. Jun 2007, 19:46

vboxsvr is not ping-able.

Another solution would be to setup a samba server.
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Postby Inquisitive Alex » 18. Jun 2007, 16:33

But I cannot ping any host from guest os...
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Postby bodhi.zazen » 18. Jun 2007, 22:19

Inquisitive Alex wrote:But I cannot ping any host from guest os...


More information. How did you cnfigure the network. Is internet connectivity working ?

I suspect it is and you can not ping you LAN. Try www.google.com
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Postby Inquisitive Alex » 20. Jun 2007, 18:54

bodhi.zazen wrote:More information. How did you cnfigure the network. Is internet connectivity working ?

I suspect it is and you can not ping you LAN. Try www.google.com

I use NAT. Internet is working in guest OS. How can I ping guest OS from host or host os from guest?
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Postby stefan.becker » 20. Jun 2007, 21:02

Host is not pingable with NAT Network.
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Postby bodhi.zazen » 20. Jun 2007, 21:08

Inquisitive Alex wrote:
bodhi.zazen wrote:More information. How did you cnfigure the network. Is internet connectivity working ?

I suspect it is and you can not ping you LAN. Try www.google.com

I use NAT. Internet is working in guest OS. How can I ping guest OS from host or host os from guest?


use a bridge
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Postby Inquisitive Alex » 21. Jun 2007, 20:47

bodhi.zazen wrote:use a bridge

there is no such option in Network Settings. There are "Not attached", "NAT", "Internal Network" and "Host interface" options. Which one should I use?
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Postby stefan.becker » 21. Jun 2007, 21:59

Please dont ask, read!

There is a very well user documentation on the homepage in the download sector.
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Postby svetlinm » 23. Jun 2007, 11:00

Does it matter if the update is made from the repository or with the .deb file? When I installed 1.4 with the .deb the problem was gone, I'm able to access the shared folder.
The first time I updated from the repository.
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