How to copy files from a cd to Vbox hard drive?

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How to copy files from a cd to Vbox hard drive?

Postby angeltu » 13. Jan 2009, 05:09

I'm sorry but i've looked everywhere and can't seem to find the answer. When i try to copy files from a cd or a dvd to my vbox desktop it says that the file origin can't be read. And it's the same with all the files that i try to copy. But if i do the same thing from a usb i does copy.
I'm mounting my host's cd/dvd device to the vbox and I can see the file and read them, but not copying them. What can i do? Some files are too big for my usb memory
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Postby Sasquatch » 15. Jan 2009, 00:44

You could share your CD drive using Shared Folders and transfer that way.
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share cd

Postby angeltu » 18. Jan 2009, 21:45

I tried to share my cd just as I share my "real" folder in ubuntu with the Vbox, but when I tried to see it in the Vbox network it wasn't there.

I think that the error that occurs is odd, there must be something wrong when mounting the cd or dvd. Anyone else has the same problem?
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Postby purps » 18. Jan 2009, 22:01

Or just create an ordinary share folder (useful for copying things between host and guest anyway), copy CD/DVD contents to it, and then to your guest desktop.

Or borrow an external hard drive?
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Postby Sasquatch » 20. Jan 2009, 21:18

You can also create an ISO from the CD/DVD and mount it like that. sudo dd if=/dev/scd0 of=/path/to/iso
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