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VirtualBox - Issue: Shared Folder is empty on guest - Help is appreciated

Post#1 by joejac » 12 Jan 2020, 02:41

Hello, hope everybody enjoyed the holidays and I wish to all a happy and prosperous 2020.

I installed Porteus 5 in VirtualBox, then I was trying to install Guest Additions using Porteus vbox builder, but at the end, I got the error cripped_sources.xzm: This is not a valid module
I searched the forum for cripped sources but nothing was found.

What should I do to have GuestAdditions working in Porteus?, I need to have the full screen as well as shared folders.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Post#2 by jssouza » 12 Jan 2020, 14:53

Download and activate crippled sources from here:
http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/Porteus-v5.0/kernel/

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Post#3 by AcnapyxoB » 12 Jan 2020, 16:14

No need to make Guest Additions, add VirtualBox Extension Pack from VirtualBox site.
Or use module:https://yadi.sk/d/lJpmdHcCEEofNA

more info:https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=79665

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Post#4 by joejac » 12 Jan 2020, 20:40

Thanks a lot, jssouza and Acnapyxob
I am a little confused, sorry, which would be the ideal solution from the 2 solutions proposed?
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Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 13 Jan 2020, 01:35

i would try the module offered by Acnapyxob first and see how that goes.
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Post#6 by joejac » 13 Jan 2020, 04:46

Thanks ncmprhnsbl, but I was not able to succeed with Acnapyxob module. But I did what jssouza recommended and it worked. Screen resized beautifully, clipboard works bidirectionally, I can see the shared folder in media/sf_FolderName but it has a padlock and when I enter into the shared folder, I get a red message: "Could not enter folder media/sf_FolderName" it shows blank page, empty, and in the host is not empty. I assigned vbox groups to guest and root:
guest : guest : users lp floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev scanner vboxsf vboxusers sambashare
root : root bin daemon sys adm disk wheel vboxsf vboxusers
But neither user can see inside the shared folder, I do not know if there is an issue with permissions. Any hint is appreciated.
By the way I try to use KDE User Manager directly from root and it does not work. It does not create any new user, it does not give the list of the existing users, simply does not work at all. I am using the console.
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Post#7 by joejac » 14 Jan 2020, 02:48

Hello I changed the shared folder owner and group to:
owner: guest
group: vboxsf
so, no padlock now, but I try to enter either into the shared folder with root or guest and same problem: I get nothing inside the shared folder from Porteus guest VM.
Does somebody knows how to deal with this issue?.
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Post#8 by donald » 14 Jan 2020, 14:08

Hi joejac
Create a folder e.g. shared_files in home guest on the host PC

Run v-box > run the porteus VM
[You must have the guest addons installed correctly in the guest VM]

in the porteus VM (guest system) open shared folder settings and select
the shared_files folder which is on the host.
select automount/permanent > REBOOT THE VM !!

The folder is now mounted but not accessible [Error message blabla]

open a terminal in the guest system VM and run:

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usermod -a -G vboxsf guest
root@porteus:/home/guest# chown -R guest:users /media/
REBOOT THE VM > done...

Tested with port_4_64-XFCE as host - Vbox 6.1 - port_4_64-XFCE as guest VM.

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Post#9 by joejac » 05 Feb 2020, 17:40

Hello Donald,
I know Guestadditions is working because now I have full screen and bidirectional clipboard, all these are working fine, except shared folders. I did all solutions proposed here but with no luck. This is the only thing I was not able to configure, the shared folder, everything else is working fine in Porteus KDE 5.0rc1, even a Windows program, I am not using Porteus 4. Even with the root user the shared folder is there inside /media/ but when I enter the folder it is all blank, does not have the access to the host files and sub-folders of the shared folder. I do not know what else to do. Any other Idea is welcomed.
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Post#10 by joejac » 05 Feb 2020, 18:11

Hello,
I normally go with Dolphin to look for the shared folder inside:
/media/sf_PB/

But I opened a root terminal and I saw this path, instead:
root@porteus:/mnt/live/memory/changes/media/sf_PB#

Can this type of path redirection cause the problem of not having access the the host shared folder? What I am sharing in host is: /home/user/Public
Hope somebody can explain this please, and if this is causing some incompatibility with VirtualBox shared folders, thanks.
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Post#11 by Ed_P » 05 Feb 2020, 20:35

Is there a similar path in guest mode?

The /mnt/live/memory/changes directory is tied to the Porteus SaveData function.
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Post#12 by joejac » 06 Feb 2020, 01:23

Hello and thanks Ed_P
In guest user y get this path:
root@porteus:/media/sf_PB#
I had to enter the directory using Action > Open Root Dolphin
What does this means, am I doing something wrong?:
The /mnt/live/memory/changes directory is tied to the Porteus SaveData function.
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