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2018-01-30 10:57:21 -0600 answered a question Gnome Boxes shared folders

Yes. Since Fedora 27 (gnome-boxes-3.26) we support shared folders with webdav. Your guest (VM system) needs to have the spice-guest-tools and the spice-webdav daemon installed. If your VM is a Fedora system, it has it out of the box.

In the VM Properties in GNOME Boxes you can set a shared folder from the host to the guest, that's in the "Devices & Shares" tab.

For more info, see https://alexandruvisarion.wordpress.c...

2018-01-30 10:57:21 -0600 answered a question No sound from Windows 10 and 8.1 in GNOME Boxes

This is fixed in GNOME 3.28, that will be released in Fedora 28.

2018-01-30 10:57:20 -0600 answered a question Problem Installing ISO in Gnome-Boxes

The storage file path indicates that you are running Boxes as root or you did it when you installed the machine. That's discouraged and not supported.

Boxes is unable to access your storage file since it does not live in the /home/<your_user>/ prefix.

2018-01-30 10:57:20 -0600 commented answer Problem Installing ISO in Gnome-Boxes

Try running it in the command line. Prefix the command with GMESSAGESDEBUG=all.

$ G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=all gnome-boxes

2018-01-30 10:57:19 -0600 answered a question Boxes windows 10 shared files

Boxes now has shared folders support.

You just need to install the spice-guest-tools and the spice-webdav daemon in your Windows Guest.

spice-guest-tools -> spice-webdav daemon ->

Both source codes are available at

After installing these on your Windows system, you might need to reboot it.

The Sharing Folder preferences are in the Properties dialog in Boxes (right click in the machine -> Properties). In the "Devices & Shares" tab. There you can add a folder from your Host that will be available inside your guest (the ~/Public one is shared by default).

This is available in gnome-boxes-3.26 and newer. Fedora 27 ships 3.26.

Let us know if you run into any problems with this solution.

2017-10-26 14:49:43 -0600 answered a question Name of VM in Boxes?

Boxes is powered by libosinfo, which contains a database and a set of tools to identify and validate operating system images.

This way Boxes is able to recognize certain images and do some smart stuff with it, like showing the logo, their screen name, etc... the coolest thing that it achieves is the express install. It is able to make a standard installation of a VM using default and data from the host system. This way I can install a Fedora VM in 3 clicks, not having to feed anything to anaconda (the Fedora installer). The newly created box will have an user with the same data as the user in the host.

You can always rename your VMs in the Properties dialog.