Access Your Web Server From a VirtualBox Guest OS

March 24, 2010 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, web development, windows 

If you've followed my posts on how to install LAMP on Ubuntu and basic Apache configuration, then you're probably interested in doing some cross browser testing of the websites you build. Felipe, one of my readers, asked a question on my Apache configuration post about accessing his local websites from a VirtualBox guest OS. Specifically, Felipe wanted to install Windows XP in a VirtualBox guest on his Linux system so that he could test his websites in Internet Explorer. Read more

Share Folders Between a Linux Host and Linux Virtual Machine on VirtualBox

June 3, 2009 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux 

VirtualBox is a great application for trying out different Linux distros without messing with your current build. In this post I'll show you how to share a folder between your Linux host and the guest virtual machine. This assumes you have already installed VirtualBox, created and installed your guest OS, and installed VirtualBox Guest Additions. Read more