[plug] virtualbox

mccabedj mccabedj at ucc.asn.au
Wed Oct 29 16:20:26 WST 2008

Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 21:41 +0900, Dion wrote:
>> Just a thought.
>> The other users profile for virtualbox, may need to be pointed to the 
>> virtual hard drive file.
>> Is your virtual hard drive file in your $home?  If so, it may not be 
>> accessible to others.
> Thanks, Dion. Ahh, yes that's where it is. Doh! I just charged ahead
> some time back and did what I thought was a 'default' install of
> virtualbox, so that's why it's not accessible to them. Didn't give it
> enough thought, clearly :-( 

No problem. You can still do something like

sudo chgrp vboxusers windowshdd.vdi
chmod g+rwx windowshdd.vdi
sudo ln windowshdd.vdi /home

Then you can just get each user to import /home/windowshdd.vdi into 

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student, University of Western Australia

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