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How to share a folder with FreeBSD guest?

Postby thanhtam » 6. Sep 2021, 06:52

Hello

I have a simple installation:

host: WinXP
guest: FBSD-7-BETA4

as topic, I need to share a folder beetwen Win and FreeBSD
I read that "Share Folders" method is not supported guesting FreeBSD

Are there any other way to share a folder? if yes should you please explain it?

Thank you
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Re: How to share a folder with FreeBSD guest?

Postby scottgus1 » 6. Sep 2021, 15:57

Virtualbox Guest Additions are the usual way to get Virtualbox Shared Folders to work. But GAs aren't officially supported in FreeBSD VMs. However, see this by forum volunteer 'MultiOS': viewtopic.php?f=4&t=99606#p483279

And a web-search on "freebsd guest additions Virtualbox" showed up this: https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/handb ... virtualbox

Alternative idea: set up a Bridged or Host-Only network between host and VM, then make a real shared folder over the network. Virtualbox and Guest Additions aren't involved in this process. Web-search how to share a folder in one of the OS's and to access it in the other. See Virtualbox Networks: In Pictures
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Re: How to share a folder with FreeBSD guest?

Postby birdie » 6. Sep 2021, 17:26

Samba / NFS / SSHFS are your best bets.
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