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    Windows directory share in a VM

    I run Linux 12 through a VM (lousy UEFI), on a windows 8 laptop.

    I would like to access a windows directory (already set to share on the windows side), through Ubuntu.
    I don't want to move it, just access it, and use the files there.

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    Re: Windows directory share in a VM

    sudo mount -t vboxsf your_share_name Destination_mountpoint

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    Re: Windows directory share in a VM

    And if you want the folder to automatically mount when you start the VM, you can add a line to rc.local- I detail how to do that here.

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    Re: Windows directory share in a VM

    I get
    mount : unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'

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    Re: Windows directory share in a VM

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrophorus View Post
    I get
    mount : unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
    have you installed guest additions?

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    Re: Windows directory share in a VM

    Quote Originally Posted by albandy View Post
    have you installed guest additions?
    You'll have to explain to me what that is, sorry?

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    Re: Windows directory share in a VM

    You need to install the VirtualBox Guest Addtions- it's a bunch of kernel modules and other programs. If you take a look at the link I gave you in my previous post, it will explain how to install them.

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