Opened 13 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#7951 closed defect (wontfix)

shared folders setup through virtualbox manager gui aren't accessible on guest by default

Reported by: jeremy finney Owned by:
Component: shared folders Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

users trying to access their shared folders (setup through virtualbox manager gui) recieve this error:

You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "sf_virtualbox_test_share".

There is a security group "vboxsf" that has create and edit permissions but the default user account is not made a member of the security group. add your account to the security group and the folder is accessible.

it would seem reasonable to have the shared folder wizard make the default user a member of this security group.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Richard Hodgson, 13 years ago

This is not a bug. First of all, there's no 'default' user in Fedora, and it would be unreasonable and insecure to expect VirtualBox to manage user groups on a Guest OS.

If you want to add a user to a group in Fedora, do the following:

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Enter "su -" (without quotes), hit Enter.
  3. Enter the root password, hit Enter.
  4. Type in "usermod -a -G vboxsf username", without quotes, replacing username with the user you want to add to the group, hit Enter.
  5. You may have to reboot to remount the share, the easiest way to do this is probably to reboot the VM.

comment:2 by Frank Mehnert, 10 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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