Rename mount point directory?

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Rename mount point directory?

Postby abcdefgh » 4. Jun 2019, 01:41

Hello, All.
I managed to create a VHD and attach it to a Mint guest into which I've un-tarred the Palemoon browser. The mount point is
Can I change the mount point to something that's not so tedious, such as

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Re: Rename mount point directory?

Postby socratis » 4. Jun 2019, 06:28

If you're using automount and you're in VirtualBox ≥ 6.0.0, you can define the mount point in the Shared Folder preferences. From ch. 4.3.2 Automatic Mounting:
When automatic mounting is enabled for a shared folder, the Guest Additions service will mount it for you automatically. For Windows or OS/2, a preferred drive letter can also be specified. For Linux or Oracle Solaris, a mount point directory can also be specified.

If you're using manual mounting, then it's up to you and the proper arguments of the 'mount' command.
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