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VirtualBox Shared Folder will not mount

Discussion in 'Installation and Maintenance of Ports or Packages' started by eyebone, May 15, 2010.

  1. eyebone

    eyebone New Member

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    hello folks,

    finally i have a freebsd guest stable running in virtualbox. i like to use the feature of shared Folders as well. for this reason i installed the guest additions under
    Code:
    /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions/
    
    from what i have read in other threads a simple command ala:
    Code:
    mount -t vboxsf VBoxSharedFolderName /mnt/WhatEver
    
    should mount the shared folder, sadly this is not working for me. the error message is:
    Code:
    Operation not supported by device
    
    Seems like the additions are not recognized. Anything obvious i did wrong?

    regards,
     
  2. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    Maybe you need to set vboxguest_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and "start" it? Looks like that will load the vboxguest kernel module.
     
  3. eyebone

    eyebone New Member

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    hej, thanks for the hint with /etc/rc.conf, but this is not solving the problem. from a short look at the rc.skript for vboxguest all it is doing is loading the module(creating the device and so on). i already did this before by putting vboxguest.ko into the loader.conf via:

    Code:
    vboxguest_load="YES"
    
    something else i can check for?

    regards,
     
  4. rden

    rden New Member

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    vboxsf does not exist for freeBSD guests.

    Until it becomes available use smbfs - see the howto forum section.
    I just went through exactly what you are doing, I've explained the solution for XP host/FBSD guest - should be similar for other hosts too).