How to make smooth USB access available to Virtualbox vm

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jul 5 07:31:15 UTC 2016

On Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:46:30 +0200, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:32:30 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> >or another means of virtual network?
> >
> >It sounds so stupid - it could actually work! ;-)
> This sounds not stupid, but like a good idea, since the perhaps only
> good thing with vbox are easy to share folders (at least on Linux
> hosts). The advantage of vbox is, that there's no need to use SAMBA.

After reading your other message, I also thought about this concept:
Make the directory where the USB media is being mounted on a "drive
letter" (or shared "folder") for the "Windows", as if it would be a
local drive. I know this is possible with wine, and VirtualBox, if I
remember correctly, does support this as well, so no need to involve
networking (and the complexity it adds, either by requiring a FreeBSD
SAMBA install or the addition of usable FTP-ready tools on "Windows").
Of course the mount/umount operations would have to take place on the
host OS, but that isn't a problem.

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