Ticket #3606 (closed defect: worksforme)
Cannot mount shared folders
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This would appears to be a simple documentation fix (either the explanation needs fleshed out for new users, or the command simply needs changed).
The documentation states:
In a Linux guest, use the following command: mount -t vboxsf [-o OPTIONS] sharename mountpoint
This does not work, you will get the following error
Only root can mount shared folders from the host.
Users need to be informed that they must be root (or have relevant admin rights) to do a mount. This simply means using "sudo" or "su" depending on your distro. When this is fixed, the command will still fail, but with a new error:
/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error
To fix this, it seems you need to run a different command.
mount.vboxsf [-o OPTIONS] sharename mountpoint
I am not very familiar with Linux, so I am afraid I do not have the required knowledge to fully detail why this different command works, or how it may need to be issued on a different distribution (I used Ubuntu 8.10).