I have Linux Fedora 18 installed as a VM Guest.

Trying to share directories from the Linux VM Guest box to the Windows 7 Host. (NOTE: VirtualBox is installed on Windows 7, and the Linux virtual machine is created on it).

I made my Samba share using text on this link:

I made all proper changes in /etc/samba/smb.conf, added proper user, etc. I even disabled SeLinux, and flushed the Iptables configuration. Samba is up and running of course. Also, I can ping Linux from Windows.

This is the error I'm getting:

Error code 0x800704cf The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help

There are lots of other resources, like:

I did what is described there, and still having same problem. In all of the cases, I have same error.

Can you give me some tips on what I'm doing wrong in this case?

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When I've setup Samba in the past, I've needed to create a network bridge device on the VM host, and then added the IP address for the VM guest to this bridge device.

To that end you can take a look at this tutorial which shows how to make use of a bridge device using VirtualBox, titled: Network & sharing in VirtualBox - Full tutorial.


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