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Shared Folders issue.

#1 Post by richb » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:32 pm

Running VBox version 4.3.6. I have set up shared folders and designated as automount. The vdi is MX-14 which is incidental to the problem, I believe, that is why I posted din the VM sub-forum. This feature has always worked and continues to work with other machines.

Guest Additions are loaded as is the extension pack. One thing I did notice when installing guest additions is that the kernel headers are not found. They are installed in the OS, so I am not sure why this error shows up. It may be the source of the inability to see shared folders, although all other guest addition features work.
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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#2 Post by richb » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:26 pm

Solved by adding my username to the vboxusers and vboxsf groups.
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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#3 Post by Gaer Boy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:14 pm

Well done, Rich. I haven't come across the vboxsf group - the 2 folders I share are actually full data partitions and they are mounted at boot of the host system.

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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:59 pm

The install does not take care of that? I thought I had seen VB check in the past about group membership.
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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#5 Post by richb » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:04 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:The install does not take care of that? I thought I had seen VB check in the past about group membership.
In this case it did not. I have had the same experience in the past that it did. But no vboxusers group was created and the default user was not in the vboxsf group which apparently was created.
I would not think it was because of the headers missing error, but cannot say for sure.
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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#6 Post by Gaer Boy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:33 am

richb wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:The install does not take care of that? I thought I had seen VB check in the past about group membership.
In this case it did not. I have had the same experience in the past that it did. But no vboxusers group was created and the default user was not in the vboxsf group which apparently was created.
I would not think it was because of the headers missing error, but cannot say for sure.
It was also a first-time failure to create vboxusers which caused my USB problem. The only difference in my install this time was that I used synaptic from the VirtualBox repo. For the last few years, I have been installing direct from debs downloaded from the VBox website. I can't see that making any difference.

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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#7 Post by lucky9 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:09 pm

Check the version numbers. The repositories may be out of sync with their own servers.
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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#8 Post by richb » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:19 pm

lucky9 wrote:Check the version numbers. The repositories may be out of sync with their own servers.
Did not install from the repos.
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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#9 Post by lucky9 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:48 pm

I was posting to Gaer Boy.
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Re: Shared Folders issue.

#10 Post by Gaer Boy » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:53 am

lucky9 wrote:I was posting to Gaer Boy.
Sorry - missed that. I always check all build numbers. Because all my previous installs have been from VB website, I have all the debs on my machine. The builds from the repo are the same as those I already had, so I can't explain the different result.

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