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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—creating and accessing a shared folder on your Ubuntu headless server

Ok, first you'll create a shared folder between your Ubuntu headless server and your virtual machine. Then you'll use the FileZilla FTP client to access that shared folder from your Windows XP desktop.

  1. Go to the Ubuntu server PuTTY terminal window, and type the following lines to create the shared folder in your Ubuntu headless server (don't forget to press Enter after each line):
    mkdir myshared VBoxManage sharedfolder add "UbuntuVB" --name "myshared" --hostpath "/home/aromero/myshared
    
  2. Now type VBoxHeadless --startvm "UbuntuVB" and hit Enter to start your remote virtual machine; then open the Remote Desktop viewer, connect to your Ubuntu remote virtual machine, ...

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