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Shared folder not working

PostPosted: 15. Jun 2010, 05:03
by Zythyr
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?

Re: Shared folder not working

PostPosted: 15. Jun 2010, 20:21
by Sasquatch
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.

Re: Shared folder not working

PostPosted: 15. Jun 2010, 20:53
by paulscode
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.

Re: Shared folder not working

PostPosted: 19. Jul 2010, 00:28
by forillon
To paulscode:

it works. Yes yes yes. Thank you

Re: Shared folder not working

PostPosted: 18. Oct 2010, 18:40
by samtestet
Great It really works THANKS!!!!! :D