[virt-tools-list] Linux host / Windows guest sharing

Pal, Laszlo (private) vlad at vlad.hu
Thu Mar 20 16:49:51 UTC 2014

Thank you. It is clear now, so it was user error and I should read more 
documentation :)

Unfortunately drag and drop isn't working. Is there any prerequisite? 
My host is FC20 and guest is Win2k8 server

Thank you

On Thu 20 Mar 2014 05:42:40 PM CET, Jonathon Jongsma wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Laszlo Pal (private)" <vlad at vlad.hu>
>> To: "Christophe Fergeau" <cfergeau at redhat.com>
>> Cc: libvirt-users at redhat.com, virt-tools-list at redhat.com, "Jonathon Jongsma" <jjongsma at redhat.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:29:37 AM
>> Subject: Re: [virt-tools-list] Linux host / Windows guest sharing
>> Thank you. The clipboard sharing working now. Do you have any idea for
>> the mount issue? I suppose there is a way to share a specific directory
>> between the guest and host like I did with vbox for example
>> What exact modules needed for this function?
>> The error message I've got this:
>> mount -t 9p -o trans=virtio,version=9p2000.L hostshare /tmp/hostfiles
>> mount: special device hostshare does not exist
>> syslog:
>> 9pnet_virtio: no channels available
>> my modules
>> 9pnet_rdma             12966  0
>> rdma_cm                42325  1 9pnet_rdma
>> ib_core                74297  6
>> rdma_cm,ib_cm,ib_sa,iw_cm,9pnet_rdma,ib_mad
>> 9pnet_virtio           17519  0
>> virtio_ring            19975  3 virtio_balloon,9pnet_virtio,virtio_scsi
>> virtio                 14172  3 virtio_balloon,9pnet_virtio,virtio_scsi
>> 9p                     54021  0
>> 9pnet                  69248  3 9p,9pnet_rdma,9pnet_virtio
>> fscache                62354  1 9p
>> Thank you
>> Vlad
> It appears that you're trying to run the mount command in your host. As far as I know (I've never really used this feature), you should be mounting the shared folder within the guest, but windows doesn't really support the 9p filesystem. Other alternatives include mounting a SMB share on both the host and the guest.  Spice also has basic support for file transfers from the host to guest (just drag and drop a file icon onto your virt-viewer window and it should automatically transfer it to the guest).  Marc-andre is also working on a webdav sharing feature for spice, but it's still in development.
> Jonathon

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