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Offline beerstein

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Hi there:
What do you recommend: live - frugal or install ? TinyCore in VB on a lin-win host
I am running TCL 4.5 as a Live CD  in a Virtual Box hosted by Ubuntu 11.04

How to access a folder in my Ubuntu /home/user directory?


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Offline coreplayer2

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Re: live - frugal or install ? TinyCore running in VB on a lin-win host
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 11:28:22 PM »
I use tc in VB on Win7 often, have found the easiest way to transfer files with the host or any other pc/network is via dropbox.  configured with a shared directory or two..

works for me ;)

Sometimes use a USB thumb drive too, just requires mounting and unmounting when needed
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 11:30:10 PM by coreplayer2 »

Offline curaga

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Re: live - frugal or install ? TinyCore running in VB on a lin-win host
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 02:11:28 AM »
Not VB but in Qemu I've used ssh from the guest to access the sshd running on the host. nc works too for quick transfers where CBA to load dropbear in the VM ;)
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

Offline beerstein

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Re: live - frugal or install ? TinyCore running in VB on a lin-win host
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 10:40:59 AM »
Hi: Thank you so much for this. I will try ssh which I like. - But my host has DHCP IP 192.168.0.3 and the guest TCL uses DHCP IP 10.0.2.15
I am not sure that I can ssh between two different sub nets?

Am I right that DropBox is a folder in the cloud accessible over  the net ?

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Re: live - frugal or install ? TinyCore running in VB on a lin-win host
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 11:17:21 AM »
In Qemu defaults, the host ip is 10.0.2.2.

Yes, dropbox is a service on the net.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: live - frugal or install ? TinyCore running in VB on a lin-win host
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 04:44:11 PM »
Dropbox is a directory on your local machine that is synced over the net.  It is not a net drive.
If you want a net drive, you should look at jungledisk.

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Re: live - frugal or install ? TinyCore running in VB on a lin-win host
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 03:42:26 PM »
at first, the best option for static local networks is the "bridged" option, in virtualbox network settings. second, you better setup all network interfaces with static config and not the crappy DHCP. after doing that, install samba (to both Tiny setting it as "onboot" and ubuntu) and also install some decent filemanager to Tiny (e.g. pcmanfm2). go to the folder you want to share in ubuntu, right click and select the "sharing options". enable the "share this folder" option and below that also enable the "allow other to write in this folder" option and click on the button "create share". close the dialog and that's it.

after that you can go to Tiny open the filemanager and write this "smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is ubuntu IP) in the locationbar

you should see your shared folder among others (crap! how can i make these things smaller?)

double click your shared folder and now the authentication dialog appears

put you ubuntu username and password and connect. now you should see your files (now you can do whatever you want with them). to disconnect close the filemanager, click on the exit button, and select to exit to prompt. when on prompt, type "exit" and hit enter (to logoff your acount and close the smb connection). to logon just type "tc" and hit enter.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 03:44:23 PM by TinyCoreFltk »