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    Question How to use a real partition as a virtual one?

    Hello. I am running Windows 7 via VirtualBox. I'd like the program to get one of my ext4 partitions and to share it with Windows so I can access my data from both OS. I hope you understand what I am trying to do.

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    Default Re: How to use a real partition as a virtual one?

    Virtual or not,, Windows does not understand much of an etx4 file system type.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: How to use a real partition as a virtual one?

    So it can't be done?

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    Default Re: How to use a real partition as a virtual one?

    On 01/22/2012 07:16 AM, MoDz91 wrote:
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    > So it can't be done?


    Not without rewriting Windows.

    Seriously, if you want to share stuff between the host and any guest, including
    Windows, create a shared folder. You will find it in the Settings panel of the
    VB GUI. I use that concept, as well as my file server to transfer stuff back and
    forth between an openSUSE host and a Windows guest. On the server, Linux mounts
    the share as NFS, and Windows sees it as a Samba share.


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    Default Re: How to use a real partition as a virtual one?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoDz91 View Post
    Hello. I am running Windows 7 via VirtualBox. I'd like the program to get one of my ext4 partitions and to share it with Windows so I can access my data from both OS. I hope you understand what I am trying to do.
    You need to run a samba server on the host. Then you can share directories on the Linux host with any Windows system (no matter if it is in a virtual or physical machine).

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