virtualbox shared folder – another way mounting shared folder using samba


my host is slackware.
the virtual machine is windows xp.
I am going to add the folder in my slackware into the windows using samba in the slackware.
This is what I do.
Activate the shared folder using samba.
#nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
add the sharing line

[mysharedfolder]
path=/mnt/sda2/shared
browseable=yes
writable=yes
guest ok=yes

restart the samba
root#/etc/rc.d/rc.samba restart

Run the windows through Virtualbox
Go to My computer, type the host ip for browsing the share folder in the address bar box
\\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\mysharedfolder

Now we have a share folder from host to virtualbox machine.


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