VirtualBox

Ticket #4333 (new enhancement)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

vmware-mount.pl for VirtualBox

Reported by: OOPMan Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

VMWare Server 2.0 includes an incredibly useful little tool called vmware-mount. This tool makes use of FUSE and a loopback mechanism to quickly and easily mount VMDK files on the host system for read-write access. This is incredibly useful and beats the hell out of the various hackey methods for mounting Virtual Box images on the host. Also, unlike said hackey methods, it works for dynamically expanding VMDKs.

A tool for Virtual Box that does the same would be very very cool.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by michael

The VirtualBox svn repository contains a tool for FUSE-mounting a VirtualBox hard disk (src/VBox/ImageMounter/VBoxFUSE). Note that it may not become visible until tomorrow. Currently the tool only works on Mac hosts, but if you are interested in porting it to Linux it should not be a big effort.

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