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philo (01-04-20, 06:37 PM)
Virtual Box has a premade Free BSD that I am trying out. In Virtual Box
I have configured a shared folder but cannot see it or mount it.

I found one hint suggesting I use

Mount -t vboxfs share /shared

Where "shared" is a folder on my Linux machine
But I get a message that "folder" does not exist.

Any help appreciated, thansk
John D Groenveld (01-04-20, 09:36 PM)
In article <quqf18$dpp$1>, philo <philo> wrote:
>Virtual Box has a premade Free BSD that I am trying out. In Virtual Box
>I have configured a shared folder but cannot see it or mount it.
>I found one hint suggesting I use
>Mount -t vboxfs share /shared
>Where "shared" is a folder on my Linux machine
>But I get a message that "folder" does not exist.


On your Linux host,
$ VBoxManage list vms
$ VBoxManage showvminfo [freebsd] --machinereadable| grep Shared

On your FreeBSD guest,
$ pkg info virtualbox-ose-additions

John
groenveld
philo (01-04-20, 09:51 PM)
On 1/4/20 1:36 PM, John D Groenveld wrote:
> In article <quqf18$dpp>, philo <philo> wrote:
> On your Linux host,
> $ VBoxManage list vms
> $ VBoxManage showvminfo [freebsd] --machinereadable| grep Shared
> On your FreeBSD guest,
> $ pkg info virtualbox-ose-additions
> John
> groenveld


Here is the result

philo@philo-MS-7255:~$ VBoxManage list vms
"XP" {9b6ccc25-64b0-45d8-8a29-b7cc2610823e}
"ECS" {0d4832c9-7eba-4c50-8d86-3a2be7b5402f}
"Win98" {9ac1086f-f01d-4e87-946f-869615ce3b6b}
"Plan9" {563f28c8-f381-4c4b-9c9b-895922478d75}
"Free BSD" {2bbaa719-b89b-4729-a77f-92570e19ff40}

philo@philo-MS-7255:~$ VBoxManage showvminfo [freebsd]
--machinereadable| grep Shared
VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named '[freebsd]'
VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001),
component VirtualBoxWrap, interface IVirtualBox, callee nsISupports
VBoxManage: error: Context: "FindMachine(Bstr(VMNameOrUuid).raw(),
machine.asOutParam())" at line 2694 of file VBoxManageInfo.cpp

FWIW: I am doing this for one single experiment .

I wanted to see if I could run an actual Unix binary on Free BSD

If I cannot share a folder I may try a network transfer

Thanks
John D Groenveld (01-04-20, 10:02 PM)
In article <quqqb8$juc$1>, philo <philo> wrote:
>philo@philo-MS-7255:~$ VBoxManage list vms
>"XP" {9b6ccc25-64b0-45d8-8a29-b7cc2610823e}
>"ECS" {0d4832c9-7eba-4c50-8d86-3a2be7b5402f}
>"Win98" {9ac1086f-f01d-4e87-946f-869615ce3b6b}
>"Plan9" {563f28c8-f381-4c4b-9c9b-895922478d75}
>"Free BSD" {2bbaa719-b89b-4729-a77f-92570e19ff40}
>philo@philo-MS-7255:~$ VBoxManage showvminfo [freebsd]
>--machinereadable| grep Shared
>VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named '[freebsd]'


$ VBoxManage showvminfo "Free BSD" --machinereadable| grep Shared

In your "Free BSD" VM,
$ pkg info virtualbox-ose-additions

>If I cannot share a folder I may try a network transfer


That's a sensible plan B.

John
groenveld
philo (01-04-20, 10:40 PM)
On 1/4/20 2:02 PM, John D Groenveld wrote:
> In article <quqqb8$juc>, philo <philo> wrote:
> $ VBoxManage showvminfo "Free BSD" --machinereadable| grep Shared
> In your "Free BSD" VM,
> $ pkg info virtualbox-ose-additions
> That's a sensible plan B.
> John
> groenveld


Ok. I got the file transferred and the Unix binary would not run.

End of experiment

The reason I was doing this was because someone gave me an old SCO Unix
server to fool with.

All these years of using Linux, it was interesting to fool with actual Unix.

I think I can pack things up now.
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