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Adding a layer of FreeNAS inside of VirtualBox will not make your configuration more reliable, given your reason for not wanting to use Ubuntu. With regard to UPS functions, I prefer to keep them as close to bare-metal as possible. In this case, your Ubuntu host system should handle that. In reality, I don't bother with UPS integration much anymore, since ...
IF the host is never going to be using that interface, then you really shouldn't do anything on the host. Instead setup virtual box to bridge the virtual interface for your VM directly to that physical interface. Then setup your VM as if it was physically connected to whatever that interface was connected to.
Question 1: Could be a corrupt filesystem. Run fsck and see if it fixes the problem. Question 2: You have to resize your partition and your filesystem. The partition can be resized using parted. The filesystem has to be resized using a tool specific for your filesystem, for example resize2fs for ext2/ext3/ext4, xfs_growfs for xfs and so on. Here is a guide ...
VMware has a tool called vmware-diskmanager. On a mac with Fusion, it's hidden in "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/". You can use this tool to repair VirtualBox VMDK disks as well. Run vmware-diskmanager -R .vmdk. It saved me a couple of times already. The good news is that you can download this utility if you don't have vmware. It's at ...
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