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Viewing localhost [Mac OSX Lion] with Windows 8 DP on VB

PostPosted: 23. Mar 2012, 12:58
by paul_ngc
On my mbp with osx 10.7.3
with Virtualbox 4.1.10 r76795
running windows 8 Developer Preview

On my mac I have a localhost created with the builtin functions from mac (no MAMP).
applefritter com/snowleopard-wordpress (can't post links unfortunately

But now I want to view the localhost with virtualbox to test websites with IE.

I changed the hosts file and added (the address is found through the terminal with the ifconfig command)
192.168.2.105 localhost

But it's not working for some reason. I flushed the DNS as well of course.

So when I go to localhost it's giving me an error. When i go to
192.168.2.105
I will see my localhost on Mac, but stylesheets, javascript files and all other links are still localhost/style.css (as example) and won't be displayed.

I looked at the network settings because some said you need to set it to Bridged, but that didn't do anything as well. Do I have something to do with the port forwarding? Somebody knows what I can try to make it work?

Re: Viewing localhost [Mac OSX Lion] with Windows 8 DP on VB

PostPosted: 23. Mar 2012, 13:59
by mpack
We are restricting all discussion of Win8 guests to this thread, until Win8 actually exists and VirtualBox supports it.