I develop web-apps using ubuntu (jaunty) but have a need to work on a site that must be hosted on windows. I've setup virtualbox with a winxp32 installation and shared the entire hard disk. My goal is to be able to use eclipse(pdt) in ubuntu to create a new php project that references my wwwroot folder of the winxp installation.
I've got everything setup so I can browse the VM via smb://192.168.../www/ with no problem. However, I'm stumped when it comes to setting up the project in eclipse since it's outside of the normal workspace. I tried tinkering with creating a symbolic link in the workspace to my share but I'm not sure how to do that.
I've tried to create a symlink to the share but ubuntu says it's broken
ln -s smb://192.../www/ windows
I've read that I need to mount the shared drive first then symlink that but don't have any experience with that.