Ticket #9732 (closed defect: worksforme)
Mounting shared folder automatically does not work
|Reported by:||F Scheltens||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.4||Keywords:||shared folder|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
I am using windows 7 (64 bits) as a host system, and Linux Ubuntu (64 bits) as guest, latest version of Virtual box. I created a shared folder "Linuxfolder" in virtual box, and checked "mount automatically". I created a folder /home/username/Shared. I added the line to /etc/fstab: "Linuxfolder /home/username/Shared vboxsf defaults 0 0"
The problems i experienced with this were: -Unable to read the folder /media/sf_Linuxfolder (even after adding myself to the group vboxsf), insufficient rights.
-The folder /home/username/Shared was not mounted after booting. Mounting the folder manually DID work correctly.
Workaround: Unchecked the option to mount the shared folder automatically in virtualbox.
- I was able to read the folder /media/sf_Linuxfolder
- The shared folder /home/username/Shared was properly mounted after boot.