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#1 2021-01-20 09:36:00

Snubbi
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[SOLVED]Copy text from an editor to VirtualBox under installation

I try to copy and paste from my PCinux installation. It took lof of time, because I had to enter all the commands by hand. I can not copy from the pluma editor and to VirtualBox with Ctrl+c and paste into VirtualBox with Ctrl+v. Is there a solution to this.

I use VirtualBox 6.1.16

Last edited by Snubbi (2021-01-22 11:01:36)


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#2 2021-01-20 09:59:07

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Re: [SOLVED]Copy text from an editor to VirtualBox under installation

What commands are you copying and pasting?


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#3 2021-01-20 10:20:10

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Re: [SOLVED]Copy text from an editor to VirtualBox under installation

All . Here are some examples from the beginning of the installation.

cfdisk /dev/sda

lsblk

mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/sda1

mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda2

mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda3

mount /dev/sda2 /mnt

mkdir /mnt/home

mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/home

mkdir /mnt/etc

genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

pacstrap -i /mnt base

arch-chroot /mnt

pacman -S linux linux-firmware linux-lts linux-headers linux-lts-headers,

Etc

I want to copy because I write many times wrong. And then it takes a long time.

I want when it comes to installing physics on a machine. I want to do it with ssh, and it is also easier to use copy and paste with ssh

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#4 2021-01-22 10:00:26

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Re: [SOLVED]Copy text from an editor to VirtualBox under installation

Is there no one who has a solution to this. It will help me a lot if anyone has the solution.


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#5 2021-01-22 10:08:42

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Re: [SOLVED]Copy text from an editor to VirtualBox under installation

For copy/paste to work, the guest additions have to be installed. I think that doesn't work too well during the arch linux setup.

You can possibly create a global shortcut on your desktop environment to type the clipboard contents with xdotool and xsel/xclip
https://gist.github.com/ethack/110f7f46 … 8e6cd1c4cb
https://github.com/POMATu/xdotool-type-clipboard

You could also set up your virtual machine so it is reachable from your host, set a root password, allow root ssh login, start the ssh service. and then use ssh.

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#6 2021-01-22 10:59:56

Snubbi
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Re: [SOLVED]Copy text from an editor to VirtualBox under installation

progandy wrote:

You could also set up your virtual machine so it is reachable from your host, set a root password, allow root ssh login, start the ssh service. and then use ssh.

Thank you very much. You led me on the way and found this on google

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