Ticket #1970 (new enhancement)
[feature-request] Shared Folders should use ISO9660 filesystem instead of vboxfs
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Hi All !
Current model of dealing with shared folders have few big drawbacks.
- Guest Additions must be installed
- Mount of shared folders in guest is not automatic
It is possible to kill both hares in one shot.
The "Shared Folder" must appear in guest as DVD-ROM (ISO9660) filesystem, instead of current vboxfs.
Since ISO9660 is supported by all kernels of all OSes, this will be a killer technology.
Of course there are drawbacks:
- limits on file sizes
- Read-only mode
But it will help people a _lot_.
This means that VirtualBox should take files on host OS, and convert them on-the-fly into ISO9660 filesystem to be viewed by guest.
Alternatively, SMB Server can do similar function (if embedded into VirtualBox), but DVD-ROM is easier to use.