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  1. #1
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    Question VirtualBox Shared folders

    Hello,
    Ubuntu-10.04.3-server (french)
    VirtualBox-4.1.4-74291-Win.exe
    I have installed Ubuntu server as guest on a windows XP system
    Now I need to get access to a shared folder between the 2 systems.
    dkms is installed
    I added the vboxguestadditions (but I can't see any effect of this one)

    But I allways get an error on the 2 following instructions :

    sudo mount -t vboxsf Shared /mnt/shared : "mount : type inconnu de systeme de fichier 'vboxsf'" , means unknown filesystem vboxsf

    sudo mount.vboxsf Shared /mnt/shared : Command not found

    Can somebody help me to get this work ?

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    Re: VirtualBox Shared folders

    Hi

    Does this help ?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Vi.../SharedFolders

    Did you reboot ?

    Kind regards
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    Re: VirtualBox Shared folders

    Thanks for your help !
    I don't know very much about the linux filesystem

    I tried both :

    cd /cdrom ok, but the sh command : sh: can't open VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run

    and in /media, there is nothing (ls)

    So I wonder if there is anywhere the vbox iso
    I checked in the VB menu : under devices / CD-Ropm : I see that VBoxGuestAdditions.iso is checked

    I must have missed something, but what !

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    Re: VirtualBox Shared folders

    Open up VBox then: Devices > Install Guest Additions

    This will mount the Additions iso. It should run automatically but if it doesn't it should be under /media/VBOXADDITIONS.....

    So:
    cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS.....
    sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

    Once you install it you no longer have to do any manual mount it's automatically mounted at:
    /media/sf_share-name
    You may get an error because you are not a member of the vboxsf group so you will need to add yourself:
    Code:
    sudo gpasswd -a username vboxsf
    Then logout and login again.

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    Re: VirtualBox Shared folders

    Hi

    Do you have it as a module ?

    What do these return ?

    Code:
    modprobe -l vboxsf
    That is a small L above.

    ... and this ...

    Code:
    lsmod | grep vboxsf
    and this..

    Code:
    cat /proc/filesystems
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    Re: VirtualBox Shared folders

    Open up VBox then: Devices > Install Guest Additions

    This will mount the Additions iso. It should run automatically but if it doesn't it should be under /media/VBOXADDITIONS.....
    This is what I did but there is nothing at all in /media !

    modprobe -l vboxsf
    Nothing

    lsmod | grep vboxsf
    Nothing

    cat /proc/filesystems
    see attached png file
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    Re: VirtualBox Shared folders

    I seem to recall that the guest additions require a DE to install.

    Also, Ubuntu server doesn't auto mount like Ubuntu desktop does from what I remember. So you'll have to mount the iso manually and then try to install it that way.
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