VirtualBox Shared Folder will not mount

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VirtualBox Shared Folder will not mount

Postby eyebone » 15 May 2010, 14:23

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
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/usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions/


from what i have read in other threads a simple command ala:
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mount -t vboxsf VBoxSharedFolderName /mnt/WhatEver


should mount the shared folder, sadly this is not working for me. the error message is:
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Operation not supported by device


Seems like the additions are not recognized. Anything obvious i did wrong?

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Postby wblock@ » 15 May 2010, 14:32

Maybe you need to set [file]vboxguest_enable="YES"[/file] in /etc/rc.conf and "start" it? Looks like that will load the vboxguest kernel module.
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Postby eyebone » 15 May 2010, 14:47

wblock wrote:Maybe you need to set [file]vboxguest_enable="YES"[/file] in /etc/rc.conf and "start" it? Looks like that will load the vboxguest kernel module.


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:

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vboxguest_load="YES"


something else i can check for?

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Postby rden » 15 May 2010, 15:12

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).
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