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Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 14:35
by anandisrocking007
Hi everyone I ran Porteus in virtualbox through an .iso included also a guest addition module in it with the help of poweriso and the guest addition worked flawlessly but I am not able to create a shared folder through which I can share my files between my guest and the host machine can someone help me

Note the extensions are also installed

Re: Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 18:30
by francois
The instructions in the help menu of virtual box are self-explanatory. You need the virtualbox guest additions for the share folder. :)

Edited: I might come back with more explicit explanations tomorrow. I might find some time to finish that type of installation. I am a little rusted with vbox. :(

Re: Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 19:47
by sunnysideofthesun
If you don't know where is Help menu, then have an URL instead https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04. ... redfolders

Re: Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 18:53
by francois
Hum! I get some problem of space with my vbox virtual partitions. I get an error message saying that the disk is full, while gparted tells me that there is more than enough. I will have to fix this before working with the share folder issue. :(

Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 25 Jul 2015, 04:43
by francois
Installing a shared folder for a porteus guest in a linux host.

1.0 start your porteus or linux os in vbox
2.0 install the guest additions and reboot
3.0 In the vbox menu at the top of your guest window:
Devices > shared folders > shared folders settings > machine folders > folder + (at right) > other (for whatever folder on your hdd host)
4.0 Once the selected folder is choosen, for example /mnt/sda5, you have to mount it:
example for selecting /mnt on hdd:

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root@porteus:~# mkdir /mnt/shares
root@porteus:~# mount -t vboxsf "mnt" /mnt/shares
root@porteus:~# 
in which "mnt" is sda5 for example

You will find the tree of folders of /mnt/sda5 in your porteus guest /mnt/shares

Re: Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 27 Jul 2015, 06:58
by anandisrocking007
francois wrote:Installing a shared folder for a porteus guest in a linux host.

1.0 start your porteus or linux os
2.0 install the guest additions
3.0 In the vbox menu at the top of your gues window:
Devices > shared folders > shared folders settings > machine folders > folder + (at right) > other (for whatever folder on your hdd host)
example for selecting /mnt/sda7 on hdd:

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root@porteus:~# mkdir /mnt/shares
root@porteus:~# mount -t vboxsf sda7 /mnt/shares
root@porteus:~# 
You will find the tree of folders of /mnt/sda7 in your porteus guest /mnt/shares
Thanks a ton

Re: Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 27 Jul 2015, 15:50
by francois
Edited my above post for a better description of the procedure. :)

Is this thread solved to the satisfaction of the demander?

Re: Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 02 Oct 2015, 16:37
by francois
I thank myself for such useful information on shared folders. Without this thread I would have to do some research again. 8)

I like necro bumping, as I think that information does not become obsolete with time, but on the contrary like red wine, is grewing better in maturity. Unless, the contrary. :(

Virtualbox Shared Folder Help

Posted: 17 May 2018, 14:29
by francois
This thread is still useful and alive. B)