Ticket #2671 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Shared Folders don't work with Ubuntu 8.10 as guest

Reported by: poseidon Owned by:
Priority: major Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


Host: Windows XP pro sp2
Guest: Ubuntu 8.10
Installing Guest Additions worked. Mouse Integration worked after putting these lines into xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver       "vboxmouse"
   Option       "CorePointer"

Mounting a shared Folder fails with the following message:

/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device

'sudo modprobe vboxvfs' fails with the following message:

FATAL: Error inserting vboxvfs (/lib/modules/2.6.27-7-generic/updates/dkms/vboxvfs.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

The same error is also described  here and  here.

Since i don't know what of this is of interest, im adding the whole output of dmesg.


dmesg.txt Download (24.3 KB) - added by poseidon 10 years ago.
Output of dmesg

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by poseidon

Output of dmesg

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by michael

Try the following:

1) remove xorg.conf altogether on the guest. (Keep a backup of course, just in case...)

2) reinstall the Guest Additions, making sure that you use the Additions from VirtualBox 2.0.6.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by michael

Perhaps better change the order there, and install the new additions before you remove xorg.conf.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by bob23450

Confirming the shared folders problem, see also  here and  here.

As shown in these and in the previous links, the problem seems related to dkms.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Should be fixed some release ago. Please check with the latest release 2.2.2 and re-open if necessary.

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