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Hi everybody!

I tried to install VirtualBox. It is rinning fine with a new XP installed, but I have NO USB or Shared Files, and I don't see the others HDD of my Hackintosh, Internal or external... So I can't do anyrthings with my new XP.. :D The only way to communicate between the XP and Lo is the CD, and I won't to burn a new CD everytime I want input data in my XP.... :D
All options are enabled (of course) but it doesn't work.. An Idea??

Thanks!

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Hi everybody!

I tried to install VirtualBox. It is rinning fine with a new XP installed, but I have NO USB or Shared Files, and I don't see the others HDD of my Hackintosh, Internal or external... So I can't do anyrthings with my new XP.. ^_^ The only way to communicate between the XP and Lo is the CD, and I won't to burn a new CD everytime I want input data in my XP.... ;)
All options are enabled (of course) but it doesn't work.. An Idea??

Thanks!


I have VirtualBox running on my gatebook with XP and on a MB Pro with Win 7. It runs fine (a tad slow, mainly because I've kept it's resources down-- both laptops only have 2GB). Network, sound everything works.

I haven't tried USB-- no need for my uses-- but the shared files work fine. The key is that you have to first install the Sun VirtuaBox extensions on XP. Then you use VirtualBox's settings to set up a shared folder, and give it a name for XP to use. In my case I called it Shared (original, huh!)

Then in Windows, open up a command line shell and type:
net use x: \\vboxsvr\Shared

Test it by doing a dir X:, or open up My Computer where you should see a drive X:

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Concerning USB, are you sure you don't have the OSE (open source edition) of Virtualbox? This version, due to some right, dosen't have the usb support. Maybe could you try the not-ose version? Note that if you're changing of version or upgrading, you should update your virtual machines as well.





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