Ticket #11011 (new enhancement)
Opened 3 years ago
Allow guest serial port to redirect to a pseudo terminal on UNIX hosts
|Reported by:||ziyan||Owned by:|
Currently you can redirect a guest's serial port only to a domain socket or a hardware port (TTY). Connecting to a domain socket requires additional tools like "socat" to transform the vbox domain socket to either a PTY or TCP port.
It would be nice to be able to redirect a guest's serial port *directly* to a pseudo terminal slave device on UNIX hosts. Basically I would like to do something like:
VBoxManage--uartmode1 /dev/ttyp1 screen /dev/ptyp1 && VBoxManage startvm linux
On v 4.1. this fails with Failed to open host device /dev/ttyp1 VERR_RESOURCE_BUSY
A forum thread describing this issue: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=101962
I hope adding this is not too difficult since you already support TTYs. Thanks.