How to make smooth USB access available to Virtualbox vm

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Tue Jul 5 15:29:21 UTC 2016

On Tue, 5 Jul 2016 14:15:32 +0000, Manish Jain wrote:
>> Why not mount the USB stick on the FreeBSD host system (or even
>> have Gnome automount it), then make the mount directory accessible
>> to the "Windows" guest through localhost FTP, localhost SAMBA, or
>> another means of virtual network?
>> It sounds so stupid - it could actually work! ;-)
>Sounds a bit far-fetched and would anyway need to be implemented all 
>over again every time I install FreeBSD.

It was already mentioned that virtualbox provides shared folders. Where
other virtual machines require to set up SAMBA, virtualbox provides
the shared folders, just a few mouse clicks away.

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