VirtualBox problem

alan duval amoht at
Wed Jul 8 23:07:00 UTC 2009

Chris Thielen wrote,

On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 20:18 +1000, alan duval wrote:
> > How does one access a parallel connected printer from WIN XP as a
> > virtual machine?

> If you're using (forgive me, I forget the exact name) 
> "proper" (Bridged)
> networking, e.g. where the virtual machine has a real IP on your
> network, you could set up printer sharing on the host via Samba and 
> then
> have the virtual machine connect to the host machine's printer share
> and print that way.

> There may be a more elegant way to do it though.

> ----------- if the printer is set up in cups (which I think the
> graphical Fedora printer setup stuff uses), you can fairly easily add
> it to Samba. Somewhat bad instructions: .

> Thinking about it, this might be the only solution if USB pass-thru 
> and parallel pass-thru are not available.

I am using a desktop computer at home and don't have a network. I have
installed VirtualBox so that I can run WIN XP occasionally. 
As WIN XP is a virtual machine can it be regarded as on a network?
I have no experience of setting up a network or of setting up Samba so
what would be the best way to go about this?


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