Virtual Box Shared Folder between WinXP host and Ubuntu guest
By Zhiqi Tao on Feb 20, 2008
Although Virtual Box provided an option of shared folder, it is not straightforward to use this shared folder. It took me some searches on VirtualBox forum to find it how Ubuntu guest OS can access the shared Folder on WinXP host OS.
1. Add folder(s) to shared folder menu.
It is important to write down the folder names at this step.
2. Boot guest system, open a terminal and type in the following commands
sudo mkdir /mnt/tao_xp
sudo mount.vboxsf TAO /mnt/tao_xp
The shared folder would be accessible now: read & write!