boot2docker on windows - Can't share folders



Boot2Docker on Windows: Can’t Share Folders

Boot2Docker (also known as B2D) is a lightweight Linux distribution designed to run in virtual machines such as VirtualBox, VMWare, and Hyper-V. It is used to run Docker containers on Windows and Mac machines. However, due to the nature of virtual machines, sharing files between the host machine and the Docker container can be complicated. This article will discuss how to use Boot2Docker to share folders on Windows.

The first step is to install Boot2Docker and its dependencies on the host machine. This can be done by downloading the Boot2Docker ISO image and installing it with a virtualization program such as VirtualBox. Once the installation is complete, the Boot2Docker terminal can be launched.

The next step is to set up the shared folder. This involves creating the folder on the Windows machine and then mapping the folder to the Boot2Docker virtual machine. To do this, open the Boot2Docker terminal and run the command \sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/docker-machine-share start \. This will create a symbolic link in the Boot2Docker virtual machine to the folder on the Windows machine.

Once the folder is shared, the Docker container needs to be able to access it. To do this, the Docker container needs to be configured to use the shared folder. To do this, open the Boot2Docker terminal and run the command \docker run -v : \. This will mount the shared folder on the Docker container, allowing it to access the files in the shared folder.

Finally, the shared folder needs to be made accessible to the Docker container. To do this, the Docker container needs to be given read/write permissions to the shared folder. To do this, open the Boot2Docker terminal and run the command \sudo chmod 777 \. This will give read/write access to the shared folder to the Docker container.

In conclusion, Boot2Docker on Windows can be used to share folders with Docker containers. The process involves installing Boot2Docker, setting up the shared folder, configuring the Docker container to use the shared folder, and giving the Docker container read/write permissions to the shared folder. With these steps, it is possible to share files between the host machine and the Docker container.

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