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    Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    I have installed Xubuntu as a guest in virtualbox under PCBSD.
    I have installed Guest additions on Xubuntu, shared a folder from PCBSD.

    My question is how should I access the shared folders from Xubuntu ?
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    Re: Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    Have a look at virtualbox instructions for sharing and connecting to shared folders at: http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch0...#sharedfolders.

    Manually via:
    Code:
    mount -t vboxsf [-o OPTIONS] sharename mountpoint
    Although I have never tried personally, there is information there on how to mount it automatically as well.

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    Re: Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    Code:
    $ sudo mount -t vboxsf Documents /home/tux/Documents/
    /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device
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    Re: Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    It works here for me, but I'm not using PCBSD. Might be an issue with PCBSD?

    Is the vboxsf module loaded in Xubuntu?
    Code:
    lsmod | grep vbox

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    Re: Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Toz View Post
    It works here for me, but I'm not using PCBSD. Might be an issue with PCBSD?

    Is the vboxsf module loaded in Xubuntu?
    Code:
    lsmod | grep vbox
    No the module is not loaded. I installed guest additions.
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    Re: Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    Were there any errors when you installed them? (I believe there is a log file created at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log).

    Make sure you've install build-essential and the kernel headers before you start. From a command line:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

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    Re: Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    Code:
    $ cat /var/log/vboxadd-install.log 
    /tmp/vbox.0/Makefile.include.header:94: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again.  Stop.
    Creating user for the Guest Additions.
    Creating udev rule for the Guest Additions kernel module.
    Installing......
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    Re: Shared Folders on Xubuntu

    After installing build-essential and the kernel headers installed vbox guest additions again & now it mounts.

    Thanks.
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