Tuesday, April 24, 2012

VirtualBox shared folders

In the Oracle VirtualBox, to add a shared folder to a Linux guest, open Devices>Shared Folders...  and click Add Shared Folder (a tiny "plus" icon on the right). Then fill folder path and folder name.
In Linux, do the mount by the following commands:
> sudo mkdir /home/shared # creating mount point
> sudo mount -t vboxsf VShared /home/shared
# use previously filled folder name
After every reboots the mount command is needed to repeat.
To do it automatically, just add the following lines to fstab.
> sudo echo "VShared    /home/shared    vboxsf    rw    0    0" >> /etc/fstab

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