Saturday, September 26, 2009

Automount - Persistent mount shared folders in VirtualBox (ubuntu as gest, in xp host)

With the command 'id' you can see the user and group id which are needed in the mount command.
The file /etc/rc.local is executed at the end of the boot sequence, hence the vboxsf file system is defined. Add the mount command(s) in the rc.local file:

sudo vi /etc/rc.local

add the following line before the 'exit 0' statement:

sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 xp_C /mnt/xp_C

where 1000 is the uid and gid of the default user in the ubuntu gest
xp_C is the name of the shared folder e.g. the disk C which you have to define first in the Devices/Shared Folders...
/mnt/xp_C is the directory you have to create first where the share folder is mounted

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