Resolved: VirtualBox Shared Folder Setup
Would anyone familiar with VirtualBox be kind enough to give me some pointers on what I'm doing wrong? I've got VirtualBox setup on Mandriva 2009 and a Windows XP installation running as a machine. I need to share folders between the two systems.
I set up /home/user/windows-share as a directory in linux, then ran the VM and set that directory as a shared folder. The next step (apparently) is inside Windows to use explorer and browse the network - the folder should appear there.
Except for me, I do not get a folder when I look at the network - it's not there. It does show up in the shared folders section of the VM, so virtualbox seems to know about it.
Any thoughts on how to correct this?
Edited to add:
Resolution: I needed to add guestadditions to virtualbox. Once I did so, it all worked.