I downloaded .iso file INSIDE oracle virtual box and it is stored in Downloads directory of VB. I can not find a way to use it nor can I copy it OUTSIDE VB. I use Ubuntu 18.04 .Anyone knows solution?

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    Your don't have guest additions installed? :) If not your system is sandboxed and the only exit is USB, online storage or dvd/cd writer. Install Vbox Guest additions and you can copy files outside of vbox – Rinzwind Aug 6 '18 at 18:25
  • Well, I tried but obviously did not succeed well. Do you have some instruction how to dio it? I have DVD writer but how to write this .iso file to it from VB? – Kirby-1989 Aug 6 '18 at 18:28
  • google.nl/… should have all you need ;) – Rinzwind Aug 6 '18 at 18:29
  • I have Tilix and GNOME Terminal 3.28.2 . How to get 6.06.1 Dapper Drake release mentioned in the article ? – Kirby-1989 Aug 6 '18 at 18:34
  • ERROR when trying to : ( there is no option INSTALL GUEST ADDITIONS : Unable to insert the virtual optical disk /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso into the machine debian1. Could not mount the media/drive '/usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' (VERR_PDM_MEDIA_LOCKED). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed} Callee: IMachine {85cd948e-a71f-4289-281e-0ca7ad48cd89} – Kirby-1989 Aug 6 '18 at 18:44

A couple of ideas:

  • network shared folder link
  • connect usb and add it to the vm link
  • copy with scp
  • ftp server link
  • run web server from the folder containing .iso file python -m SimpleHTTPServer

All except for flash drive options can be used on both host and client.

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