my google-fu and forum-fu have left me. Trying to get the following to work has left me a little puzzled.

Dual boot computer win7 and ubuntu 10.04 lts 64bit. ubuntu with separate ext4 encrypted home partition. now I have installed virtual box in windows and installed a copy of ubuntu 10.04 lts 64bit as guest. my plan is to access my encrypted home partition both from my regular ubuntu install and from the virtual box install - this seemed to be going fine until I noticed that my desktops were diverging, ie a file I had dropped on it in virtual box was not there in straight booted ubuntu and vice versa.

also the virtual box guest keeps complaining about disk check errors and the regular install does not.

I would be very happy for any pointers.