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Thread: Owner of Vbox Shared Folder

  1. #1
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    Feb 2013

    Post Owner of Vbox Shared Folder

    First I am quite new to Ubuntu and trying to commit myself to it as a PHP developer. Well, I am running on a guest Xubuntu 12.10 system based on Windows7 host.

    I shared my web_projects folder and managed to access it by adding my ubuntu user to vboxsf group under /media folder. I symlink a folder inside web_projects as virtual host but it simply says access denied because owner of shared folder is root. What I need to do is changing default owner of vbox shared folder so I can reach them through apache.

    I made some digging[1] that ends up with:

    yahya@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t sf_web_projects -o uid=1000,gid=1000 share /home/yahya/mirror
    mount: unknown filesystem type 'sf_web_projects'

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Madrid, Spain
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Owner of Vbox Shared Folder

    I recommend this procedure:

    1) Be sure that GuestAdditions are installed in VM.

    2) Define a shared folder on the VB menu. For example, I have defined the folder "d:\share" with the name "share". Important: do not tick the Auto-Mount option!!!.

    3) Create the mount point in VM:

    sudo mkdir /media/share
    4) Edit file /etc/rc.local

    gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local
    and add the command mount:

    #!/bin/sh -e
    # rc.local
    # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
    # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
    # value on error.
    # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
    # bits.
    # By default this script does nothing.
    mount.vboxsf -w -o uid=1000,gid=1000 share /media/share
    exit 0
    Save and exit.

    Finally reboot the VM and check if the shared folder is automounted properly.

    You can define symlinks typing commands similar to this:

    ln -s /media/share share
    Best regards,

    Last edited by lmarmisa; February 24th, 2013 at 03:32 PM.

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