Virtual Box Shared Folder between WinXP host and Ubuntu guest

This command really saved me a lot of time. Its easy enough sharing folders when both the host and guest machine are windows (Network Neighbourhood is used) But, when the host is windows XP and the guest is ubuntu you need the command: sudo mount.vboxsf [share_name] [directory - mount point eg /mnt/share/] So in my … Continue reading Virtual Box Shared Folder between WinXP host and Ubuntu guest

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Virtualizing our Testlabs

The advantages of virtualizing are well known, so I won't go into much detail here. Personally, I have to use a lot of virtualization, especially when studying and testing. Nowadays we can virtualise or emulate anything. In this article I outline a menthod I used to emulate both cisco routers using GNS3, as well as … Continue reading Virtualizing our Testlabs

Virtual Box – bridging to a wireless NIC

Virtual Box is my virtualization system of choice at home. In previous versions (pre 3.1.4) I was able to bridge the virtual guest NIC to the hosts wireless NIC without problems. Once I installed v 3.1.4, I could still bridge but I noticed some wierd behavior. While I could ping internal hosts without problems, after … Continue reading Virtual Box – bridging to a wireless NIC

Virtual Machine Musings

Recently at work we were given a .OVA file to play around and test with. Turns out OVA stands for "Open Virtual Appliance" and is basically a file that allows for easy deployment of pre-packaged Virtual Machines (VMs). I had three options to run this OVA: 1. Use a pre-existing installation of the free VMWare … Continue reading Virtual Machine Musings