PhiVH PhiVH - 1 month ago 10
Linux Question

How to access share folder in virtualbox. Host Win7, Guest Fedora 16?

I'm a newbie in linux. I installed Fedora 16 OS as guest in virtualbox on Window 7. Now, I want to access share folder from Fedora. Here is something I did:


  • Install guest addtion [OK]

  • Make share folder link to virtualbox [OK]. Share folder path in Window 7:
    D:\share_folder_vm

  • In terminal program in fedora, I just run some commands:

    [hoangphi@localhost ~]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost hoangphi]# cd Desktop/
    [root@localhost Desktop]# mkdir share_folder
    [root@localhost Desktop]# sudo mount -t vboxsf D:\share_folder_vm \share_folder
    /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error
    [root@localhost Desktop]#



I got this message:
/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error


share_folder_vm
is the folder in Win7 Host and
share_folder
is the folder in Fedora Guest.

My question: How can I fix this problem?

Answer

For accessing a shared folder, YOU have to have "Oracle VM extension pack" installed.

Look at the bottom of this link, you can download it from there.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/virtualbox/downloads/index.html

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