Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sharing USB disk with Virtual Box guest OS

Assuming the host OS is Windows and the guest OS is Linux (CentOS in my case):
make a directory at the guest OS for the flash storage:
mkdir /home/telzur/shared
Plug the memory stick and check the guest OS log:
tail /var/log/messages
find the name of the new device, in my case, ./dev/sdb1
as root:
mount –t vfat /dev/sdb1 /home/telzur/shared
Your files are now in the shared folder.

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