VirtualBox

Ticket #368 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

mount host-directories as volumes in the guest

Reported by: MoonKid Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

It should be possible to mount a directory on the host as a volume to the guest. qemu is able to do this

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by achimha

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

VBox is able to do that as well. See Shared Folders in the manual.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by MoonKid

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted
  1. It does not work as described in the manual. I post it to the forum.
  1. Each feature that is not accessabil over a GUI is a bug!

=> so reopen this ticked as a feature-request to add functionalities like this to the gui.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by achimha

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

A GUI has been added for the upcoming version 1.4. Besides that, it does work as described in the manual.

And no: not every feature is GUI accessible and it will remain like this for a lot of not so common features. Shared Folders already have a nice GUI, build SVN if you don't believe it.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

The GUI of 1.4.0 does half-job. It enables sharing, but I have to mount that share manually on the guest, which is unacceptable. It should auto-mount the shared folder on the Windows guest.

Not sure about the Linux guest, as there are no drive letters.

I think the GUI should allows me to choose which drive letter I want to mount the shared folder for Windows guest and to which directory to mount for Linux guest.

This procedure should be automatic, and user-friendly.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

It works as designed. I'll make shared folders browsable, but that's all. Once you map it in the guest, Windows will remember it.

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