Hack to share files in Vbox : OpenSolaris

Usually files can be easily shared between the host system and the guest system in VirtualBox by using the easy and simple to configure ” Guest Additions” feature. The problem lies wherein the “Guest Additions” feature is not compatible in Solaris making it a headache to share files.I currently host Ubuntu with OpenSolaris as the guest OS.

So a simple but roundabout hack is to

1. Create an iso image in the host OS with the files you want to share

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2. Mount the iso image in VBOX through the Devices -> Mount CD/DVD ROM-> Stuff2Share.iso

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3.  Run/Open the Guest OS [OpenSolaris] and go to Places -> Stuff2Share.iso {auto mounted }

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4. Happy Sharing !!

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2 comments on “Hack to share files in Vbox : OpenSolaris

  1. Tha’ts not a hack, that’s a workaround!
    And a better way would be to enable ssh on your host, and let the guest ssh to the host.

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