Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#1637 closed defect (duplicate)

Linux unable to mount Shared folder if folder name is same with mount path

Reported by: nnnf Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error

The error above will be shown when typing the following command:

sudo mount -t vboxsf vfolder /home/myname/vfolder/ (this is Ubuntu 8.04)

The shared folder settings: Folder name: vfolder Folder path: c:\vfolder

It will work, however, if a different name is given for the mount dst path, eg. /home/myname/abc

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Michael Thayer, 16 years ago

This is a known issue - the mount command thinks that the share name is a file on disk and tries to expand its path - so it expands the sharename "vfolder" to "/home/myname/vfolder/". Try using "mount.vboxsf" instead of "mount -t vboxsf".

comment:2 by Frank Mehnert, 16 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicate of #928, see explanation there.

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