[PC-BSD Testing] VirtualBox Annoyances
A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Jul 21 11:42:53 PDT 2009
>I am much impressed with the VirtualBox PBI as it is running fast
>and efficiently, and your addition of Guest Tools to the PBI lets us
>run it in a large (or full screen window) and share folders with the
>host system. It is a great addition to the PCBSD lineup. However I
>have run into two annoyances and wonder if something can be done about them.
>1. No copying & pasting between host and guest -- Although you are
>supposed to be able to copy & paste between host and guest, the PBI
>does not let me.
>2. Once a file is saved to the shared folder (which is owned by the
>regular user, not root), the file is stored with very restrictive
>root file permissions. This is problematic if you are trying to
>update the save of a word processing file because each attempt
>receives an error message saying you don't have sufficient
>permission to save the file.
>The workaround is to load up Dolphin in the Administrator mode and
>change permissions permitting others to read and write. Well, that
>lets you save the file for that instance, but the act of saving
>returns the file to its restrictive file permissions again. Thus,
>to update your work, you have to modify the permissions again, so
>you go around in circles.
>I have tried adding my user name to the list of vboxusers in the
>group members in /etc/group without any improvement.
>I wonder, why does the VirtualBox PBI have to be stored in the /root
>folder and why cannot regular users run it?
Virtualbox is probably an alpha so it's very buggy.
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