Ticket #2671 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 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 9 years ago.
Output of dmesg

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by poseidon

Output of dmesg

comment:1 Changed 9 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 9 years ago by michael

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

comment:3 Changed 9 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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