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Author Topic: (Solved) VirtualBox Shared Folders  (Read 1452 times)
lkj
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« on: June 11, 2012, 01:27:06 pm »

I just installed VL 7 as a guest in VirtualBox. Installed the guest additions but I can't for the life of me get shared folders to mount. Anyone know what I'm missing?
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lkj
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 02:56:49 pm »

okay, I finally figured it out.

guess it might help someone if I said how...
create a folder where you want to mount the shared folder. for example ~/Multimedia
add "mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 (name of the shared folder)  /home/(your user name)/(where you want to mount it)" to /etc/rc.d/rc.local
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 03:29:47 pm »

Nice tip thanks.
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lkj
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 03:42:22 pm »

Nice tip thanks.
welcome. gave myself a headache figuring it out.  Cheesy
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Orioa
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 01:26:29 pm »

I tried what you suggested but i can  not get it to work any additional info would be greatly appreciated
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lkj
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 01:28:56 pm »

I tried what you suggested but i can  not get it to work any additional info would be greatly appreciated
well, you have to install the guest additions and add your user name to the vboxsf group. other than that it should work.

edit: you also have to have the kernel source package installed in order to have the VirtualBox modules build correctly.
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Orioa
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 01:42:06 pm »

i have guest additions installed how do i add myself to that group sorry i am new to this
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lkj
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 01:52:06 pm »

i have guest additions installed how do i add myself to that group sorry i am new to this
not a problem.

to add yourself open the terminal
type
su
<your password>
usermod -a -G vboxsf <your user name>

in the tip I left I forgot to mention the word "Media" should actually be whatever the name of the folder is you added under the shared folder menu in VirtualBox.
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Orioa
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 02:06:40 pm »

added myself to the group but i still can not get it to work guess i will keep trying thank you for your help
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lkj
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 02:09:48 pm »

added myself to the group but i still can not get it to work guess i will keep trying thank you for your help
you're welcome. did you read the tutorial in the VirtualBox forums? https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=15868
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Orioa
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 02:12:43 pm »

actually no but thank you im headed there now
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