[Solved] Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

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[Solved] Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janpeter » 1. Dec 2018, 21:00

Hi

I have updated my VM Fedora to Fedora 29 and have VBox 5.22.
The guest additions is partly working what I can see.
Resizing of window, and bi-directional clipboard are ok,

The problem is shared folders that does not connect.
Also I get the error message when I try to re-install guest-additions
that: modprobe vboxsf failed.

I have tried to boot VM with an earlier kernel, but that does not work either.
What I can see VBox 5.22 run kernel 4.19 which would be sufficient I guess.

Thanks
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby socratis » 1. Dec 2018, 21:41

janpeter wrote:Also I get the error message when I try to re-install guest-additions that: modprobe vboxsf failed.
That's a red-herring, it's not an actual error.

janpeter wrote:The problem is shared folders that does not connect.
Can you elaborate? Auto-mount or manual? Do you get an error message? And you never mentioned your host BTW.
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janpeter » 1. Dec 2018, 22:29

It is auto-mount on the folders.
I use macOS 10.13.6 as host
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janpeter » 2. Dec 2018, 20:34

Here I also include screen-shot of error message when the guest-addition script is done as well as the corresponding log-file.
I have done this several times and get the same thing. I have no problem to get his all working with Ubuntu. But Fedora is always difficult.
There is also an article in Fedora magazine 2017-03-20 https://fedoramagazine.org/install-fedo ... box-guest/
But also this description here is incomplete and does not lead to a functioning installation for me.

Thanks for you help!
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janpeter » 2. Dec 2018, 20:37

And here the error text on the screen after running the guest addition script. Files in opposite order and two posts but I hope you get it!
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janpeter » 2. Dec 2018, 20:43

Try again
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby RonaldIsIT » 2. Dec 2018, 20:48

Fedora 29 is compiling well for me.

Is the package elfutils-libelf-devel installed on your Fedora?
The error message is pointining that out.

There is also a reference to an fc27 package in your screenshot. Was the system upgraded?
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janpeter » 2. Dec 2018, 21:46

I have only done an automatic upgrade from pervious Fedora 28 (that also did not work concerning shared folders).
And I have done the commands given in Fedora magazine 2017-03-20 I referent to. Nothing else.

How do I do this two installation you mention? What would the commands from the command line be?
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby socratis » 2. Dec 2018, 22:15

janpeter wrote:How do I do this two installation you mention?

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sudo yum install elfutils-libelf-devel

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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janpeter » 2. Dec 2018, 22:41

Works. Thanks a lot!
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Re: Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby socratis » 2. Dec 2018, 22:53

Glad you finally got it going. Marking as [Solved].
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Re: [Solved] Fedora 29 - guest additions shared folders

Postby janvlug » 19. Dec 2018, 11:46

See here some additional information:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1576585#c1
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