Hi all, happy holidays,
I've searched on these forums and haven't seen anyone with the same error so here goes:
The Problem: On the guest OS and within a shared folder with full access, creating a symbolic link gives me the following error: ln: creating symbolic link `asdf': Read-only file system
The exact command: ln -s /mnt/SharedFolder/blah/folder /mnt/SharedFolder/blah/link
Yes, I have full access to /mnt/SharedFolder/blah as I am able to create, edit, remove files and subdirectories and yes, mnt/SharedFolder/blah/folder is a real folder not a sym link. No problems on NON-shared folders i.e. sudo ln -s /usr /link or sudo ln -s /mnt/SharedFolder/blah /link (both are ok).
The workaround: I must ssh into the Host OS in order to create the desired symbolic link.
Host OS: Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit
Guest OS: Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
Virtualbox 4.1.8 r75467 with the appropriate extension pack (on host) and appropriate guest additions installed (on guest)
host file system of shared folder: ext4
shared folder mounted via fstab and vboxsf
I suspect it is a vboxsf limitation but I hope I am proven wrong.