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    Default A virtualbox problem

    Tell me how do i install programs in virtualbox.i am running windowsxp in it and i simply cant drag drop to the virtual windows desktop.Is there no way to copy past from my desktop to the virtual one.It seems to not work.
    I know i can install programs from the cd drive but this is lame
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    you can't drag drop from one desktop to the other

    have you tried finding the virtual PC on your LAN?
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    Why cant i i mean i think with msvirtualpc i can do this.
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    Let me start the program and see if i can see the usb drive..it is under emulation
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    you can't drag drop from one desktop to the other

    have you tried finding the virtual PC on your LAN?
    On my lan/ok ok i see what you mean,the shared folders.
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    Haven't tried usb drive yet, but you should be able to ...

    Personally I just use the shared folder(s) on the LAN...
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    Thanks libz i made a new shared folder and will be dropping it in there.I also can see my usb drive so thinapp here i come.
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    any VMs to run linux in xp ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necuno View Post
    any VMs to run linux in xp ?
    Virtualbox will do it, or if it's Ubuntu you're interested in , you may want to try wubi.
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    Virtualbox will also be able to run linux in XP
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    Virtualbox will also be able to run linux in XP
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    Virtualbox will do it, or if it's Ubuntu you're interested in , you may want to try wubi.
    cool, ill try those
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    I am running virtualbox with vista and xp is the virtual one...lol..I am busy making portable application and need to do this to have a clean registry.
    I still cant fine the shared folder in virtualbox...damn
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    Try using an IP scanner to find the other PC.

    With VMWare I also used the net to transfer stuff...but I think virtualB handles the network differently & its more complicated. The traffic will go via the router and will be fairly slow.
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    I've tried the USB device... It works... but you will have to install the drivers that VirtualBox provides for you

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    To enable USB control select the virtual machine you want to connect and then go to settings and tick "Enable USB controller" and "Enable USB 2.0 controller"

    Then run your VM and insert your flashdisk and select the USB flashdisk under the USB section from the Device menu... It will ask you if you want to install drivers (VirtualBox USB) on the Actual machine and you must click "next" then "continue anyway"... Then go and select the flashdisk under the USB section from the device menu again

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