Shared folder not working

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Shared folder not working

Postby Zythyr » 15. Jun 2010, 05:03

I created a folder on my Windows 7 host, called "Shared". On my Leopard (guest) I created a folder called "Windows" on the Desktop.
I made sure to add the "Shared" folder as permanent under Shared Folders in Virtualbox's options.

In the terminal I put in the following:

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cd Desktop
sudo mount -t vboxsf Shared Windows


I got the following error:

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mount: exec /usr/sbin/mount_vboxsf for /Users/Guest1/Desktop/Windows: No such file or directory


Why am I getting this error? Why can't i mount the shared folder?
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Re: Shared folder not working

Postby Sasquatch » 15. Jun 2010, 20:21

Well, duh, of course it doesn't work because there are no GA for Mac OSX Guest system. If you actually bothered to check the ISO, you would see that it's lacking a .dmg file and even the release notes state it, as well as the manual.
http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#id2628185 wrote:Guest Additions are available for virtual machines running Windows, Linux, Solaris or OS/2.

I fail to see Mac OSX in that list.

To make it more obvious:

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch13.html wrote:Known Limitations
VirtualBox does not provide Guest Additions for Mac OS X Server at this time.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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Re: Shared folder not working

Postby paulscode » 15. Jun 2010, 20:53

Until there is Guest Additions for Mac OS X, you can still share folders on the host with the guest via the network. It is pretty simple:

1) Share a folder from the actual host machine (from the OS itself, not through the vbox shared folders settings)
2) Use NAT for your guest's network settings
3) From Mac OS X, Open "Finder" (looks like a square face, usually on the bottom-left)
4) From the top menu, navigate to Go->Connect to Server
5) For "Server Address" enter smb://10.0.2.2
6) Click "Connect"
7) Enter your username and password (for the host machine)
8) Select the shared folder from the list

This is the method I am using in my Mac OS X guests until the new Guest Additions is implemented.
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Re: Shared folder not working

Postby forillon » 19. Jul 2010, 00:28

To paulscode:

it works. Yes yes yes. Thank you
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Re: Shared folder not working

Postby samtestet » 18. Oct 2010, 18:40

Great It really works THANKS!!!!! :D
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