I have a printer which is incompatible with Ubuntu but works fine with XP. If i have XP running inside ubuntu with VirtualBox or some virtualisation solution will i be able to use my printer through xp?
Thanks for any help
Yes, make sure you can connect and print from within your VirtualBox-XP machine.
After that, right click on the printer and select sharing and adjust your settings.
From your ubuntu system, you should be able to connect to this printer.
You can test it first by sharing a random folder on your XP box and try to access it via samba on your ubuntu system. In that way, you made sure you can also see the printer from ubuntu
Well Yes u can one way is connecting the WinXP Box to the same local network as the host make the printer a shred printer then it will be available for your linux as well HEREs a way on accessing a shared windows printer from linux