ahznb wrote:You can also create a raw disk vmdk of the partition you wish to share with the VM (see manual 126.96.36.199). Just be sure that the disk you're sharing isn't mounted on the host when accessing from the VM. You'll also need to set permissions to access the raw disk i.e. chmod 666 /dev/sd?.
Perryg wrote:If the guest has network access you can do a normal network map of a shared drive. You would need to be using Bridged mode (if there is a router) or host-only if not. You can always add a second adapter to the guest set to NAT if you need Internet access.
Both machines will need to be in the same workgroup too. Samba will come into play also.
ahznb wrote:Can you access your shares through that "Vbox1"? What did you name your host? Host name can be found in /etc/hostname & /etc/hosts .
Vbox1 on the Guest opens, but is empty. Host name from /etc/hostname is "rocketman-desktop" and /etc/hosts has "localhost" and "rocketman-desktop".
What are you using to create network shares on the host? If your using samba, then in /etc/samba/smb.conf contains the description of your host.
/etc/samba/smb.conf names the workgroup "WORKGROUP". I do not find any description of the host in this file.
Did you actually create any shares?
Yes, I have created shares on "rocketman-desktop"
Is your host and vm on the same workgroup? If your using samba on the host, then /etc/samba/smb.conf also contains the workgroup name. You should change your vm to use the same workgroup.
How do I change the vm to use the same workgroup? I see nothing in the VirtualBox help files about workgroups. Now, I notice, which I had not noticed before, when I open "entire network" I see a work group "CWENG" which may have come from a previous experiment with VirtualBox on either the 9.04 or 9.10 installation. The VirtualBox installation on the 9.10 sector is no longer functional, however (lost during any attempted upgrade). I do not remember every having set up this work group in any of my systems, but there it is...
If you didn't boot your host from the ubuntu 9.10 partition, then there is no way anyone can identify anything as being from that 9.10. You may have named your host 9.10 or Vbox1 or whatever the heck.
ahznb wrote:To change workgroup in Win98, you do it in the VM. Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 68184.aspx under section "Setting Computer Names and Workgroups".
BTW, did you install Win98 drivers for your virtual network card? Open Device Manager->Network Adapters, does it show your virtual network card? Is it configured properly? What is the guest's IP address?
If the guest's network is configured correctly, and you still can't see your host's shares, then in Windows Explorer, in the address box, type \\192.168.56.1, that is your host's IP address.
I have had a new incident here. When I check the "Cable Connected" box in the VirtualBox Network settings, I get another computer icon in "Network Places" which uses a truncated version of the host name (the actual host name is 17 characters long, and for some reason, I get only 16 characters). "Network Places" tells me this is not accessible. When I type \\192.168.56.1 into Windows Explorer, it asks for a password, but doesn't like the normal password that I use for that computer. I have allowed for Guest Access without user account in my shares. I get the same request for password when I type the truncated name into Windows Explorer.
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