Ticket #17728 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Can't mount shared folder from fstab

Reported by: professed Owned by:
Component: shared folders Version: VirtualBox 5.2.10
Keywords: fstab Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Mac OS X


I an Arch Linux guest on a MacOS install of VirtualBox. I mount the shared folder using the following line in my Arch installation's fstab file:

archway /home/josh/archway vboxsf uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

Recently Arch began booting into emergency mode with the error:

vboxsf: Old binary mount data not supported, remove obsolete mount.vboxsf and/or update your VBoxService.

This is the same issue described by a user on the Arch Linux forums:

Commenting out the aforementioned line in the fstab file allows the guest to boot normally, but this is not a desirable fix.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by michael

I will comment here to save creating an account on the Arch bugtracker. If you use our Additions then you will get our kernel modules and our user-space binaries, which work together. However if you try to use our user-space binaries with the in-kernel modules you will get this. Removing mount.vboxsf should fix this particular issue. Hans made quite a few adjustments and fixes when he upstreamed in particular the shared folder module to the kernel which we currently do not have the developer capacity to re-integrate. By the way, volunteers are welcome (ping us on vbox-dev).

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