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Thread: [SOLVED] Ubuntu 7.10 in VirtualBox on Windows XP: can't mount shared folders

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    [SOLVED] Ubuntu 7.10 in VirtualBox on Windows XP: can't mount shared folders

    I installed Kubuntu 7.10 in VirtualBox on my dad's Windows XP work-issued laptop so he could run work-specific programs I wrote for him. Everything works fine, except mounting shared folders: when I type in the usual "sudo mount -t SharedFolder /path/to/mount/point", the command works fine; but when open it up in Dolphin, it says "/path/to/mount/point cannot be opened". One interesting thing: when the mount point directory has the same name as the shared folder, the mount fails and gives the "protocol error" error message. I have tried playing around with different mount options, such as changing uid and gid - but still no result. : (

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    Re: Ubuntu 7.10 in VirtualBox on Windows XP: can't mount shared folders

    Ok, I found a solution. Apparently, its a bug in the latest version of VirtualBox, 1.5.6. Installing 1.5.4 solved the problem

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    [SOLVED] Ubuntu 7.10 in VirtualBox on Windows XP: can't mount shared folders

    How do I mark the thead as solved? XD

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    Re: Ubuntu 7.10 in VirtualBox on Windows XP: can't mount shared folders

    Use Thread Tools at near the top of the post.
    Regards, frank, at http://yantrayoga.typepad.com/noname/
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    Re: [SOLVED] Ubuntu 7.10 in VirtualBox on Windows XP: can't mount shared folders

    lol I swear it wasn't there when I first looked
    Thanks

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