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Apparently, VirtualBox does allow to create hard and soft links inside guest os on shared folders . Now the thing is I need to install a package that is creating hard links

Hardlink("lib/abc", "/vagrant/ab/src/.libs/abc") scons: * [lib/abc] Operation not permitted

I could get symlinks working using this in my vagrant file

config.vm.customize ["setextradata", :id, "VBoxInternal2/SharedFoldersEnableSymlinksCreate/v-root", "1"]

How can I do the same for hard links?

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How about pointing the install to 'local' disk rather than to a shared folder? Then move the files afterwards. – Hennes Apr 8 '15 at 11:41

Don't know if this will work for you, but I side-stepped similar problem by creating a samba share from my guest debian VM to my Windows host, and then installing software on the samba share.

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