This Monday we have told you about the Guest Additions, the secret to getting a Virtualbox machine closer to perfection. Among what we can do with an operating system running inside another we have the possibility of sharing files between them, which also allows us to drag and drop or share entire folders. Logically, this is not possible if compatibility is not added and Virtualbox 6.0.8 it does so with the Linux kernel 3.16.35.
As an update that changes the third figure, Virtualbox 6.0.8 is a minor update that is released, more than anything, to solve problems. These types of updates make the user experience better. Among the fixes included in this version we have one that caused returning to a saved state of a virtual machine to fail. Mouse click issues experienced in virtual machines running on multiple screens and an unexpected shutdown that we could experience when shutting down a machine without graphics drivers have also been improved.
Virtualbox 6.0.8 allows folder sharing with Linux Kernel 3.16.35
Other new features included in Virtualbox 6.0.8 are:
- Support to correctly handle the read-only flag of shared folders.
- Ability to successfully compile the VirtualBox kernel module in debugging and non-default configurations.
- Improved the user interface by displaying the full location of a file in the New Media window.
- VirtualBox will now notice an increase in file size for files within shared folders on Windows virtual machines.
- Support for file paths in shared folders that are more than 4096 characters in Virtualbox for Windows.
- Partially fixed an issue that caused the configuration of a virtual machine to cause conflicts with other virtual machines related to the media UUIDs.
- Virtual machines will now be correctly marked as unreachable when a conflict is detected.
The complete list of changes is longer and you can access it from here!. Virtualbos 6.0.8 is available from your download page for all supported operating systems. As for Linux, it can be downloaded in different types of packages, being the DEB for Ubuntu here!. Virtualbox is not available as a Snap package, neither Flatpan nor AppImage, but it does exist in APT version. If, as a server, you are using the version that Canonical offers officially, you will still have to wait a few days to see the update in your software center.
If you decide to download one of the packages from the official website and try Virtualbox 6.0.8, feel free to leave your experiences in the comments.