Printing from VM

Alan Duval amoht at
Wed Jun 10 00:16:56 UTC 2009

Message: 3 Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 12:01:32 -0500 From: Chris Mohler 
<cr33dog at> Subject: Re: Printing from VM To: "Ubuntu user 
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 9:09 PM, 
alan duval<amoht at> wrote:

> > I have installed Puppy Linux in a VM in VirtualBox and added my printer
> > but when I try to access the printer nothing happens. The same happens
> > with WIN XP installed in VirtualBox. How does one access the printer
> > from VirtualBox?

The printer needs to be shared on the host machine.

One quirk with my XP VM: I have to open an Explorer window (not
Internet Explorer - explorer.exe) in XP, and type \\mymachine in the
address bar.  At that point I'm prompted for my user/passwd.  From
then on, I can print (and any queued jobs will print).   I've never
bothered to track down why XP in the VM forgets my credentials...

Not sure on Puppy though.


What do I do to make the printer to be shared on the host machine?


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