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Re: [opensuse] virtualbox shared directories
  • From: Sampsa Riikonen <sampsa.riikonen@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 16:31:24 +0300
  • Message-id: <1212067884.4899.13.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 08:07 -0400, Ken Schneider wrote:
Sampsa Riikonen pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 19:35 -0500, Rajko M. wrote:
On Tuesday 27 May 2008 02:50:24 am Sampsa Riikonen wrote:
You're missing Guest Additions installed as explained in

It should be installed in running guest OS.

Regards, Rajko needs helpful hands.

Found the following thread:

see the questions/comments by "vale25". He had a very
similar problem. Eventually he says:
Guest Vista
Host openSUSE 10.3
VirtualBox 1.5.6
Shared Folder on host with name btmp and path B:/tmp
Linux folder /home/vale25/btmp

I suceeded to mount as root on openSUSE with:

/sbin/mount.vboxsf -rw btmp /home/vale25/btmp

Suggested command above does not work:

vasuse:/home/vale25 # mount -t vboxvfs btmp /home/vale25/btmp
mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxvfs'
With "find" I am able to find a program named "mountvboxsf",
but for me it does not work..
fl-laina-13:/home/sampsa # /usr/sbin/mountvboxsf share paska
/usr/sbin/mountvboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device
.. there might be something mixed up in the suse 10.3 rpm's ?
.. like files installed into wrong directories where mount can't
find them?



It seems you are quite confused as to which uses this. It is the quest
that mounts the filesystem _not_ the host. The guest additions are for
the _guest_ *not* the host.

OK! And thanks for clearing my head.. now the shared folder works
ok. ;)



Ken Schneider
SuSe since Version 5.2, June 1998

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