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    Default Virtual Box

    Hi,

    I have opensuse 11.2 on virtualbox. I have successfully installed guest additions. I go to share a folder called vbox in the directory /home/user/Desktop/vbox. I don't get any errors until i go to open the folder and i get cannot open folder.


    Any ideas,
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    Allen Howard
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    You have to add the shared folder as a network drive. In the windows explorer go to tools>map network drive. There locate your shared folder and assign a dirve letter.

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    I have windows as host, does this apply?
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    Default Re: Virtual Box

    How have you mounted the shared folder? Have you added it to the shared folders in the settings for your VM? If the name is vbox, mount it with the command

    mount -t vboxsf vbox -o uid=xxxx /home/user/Desktop/vbox

    Replace 'xxxx' with the four digit user ID for "user."

    If you have already done this, what is happening when you try to open the folder? Are you denied access?

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    It brings up options for mounting.


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    It doesn't sound like it's being mounted properly. Have you tried the mount command above as su? What are these options that you are shown?

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    Yes, i just tried that and this time it doesn't read any errors until i go to open the folder then it says
    Code:
    could not open folder /home/user/Desktop/vbox
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    Open a terminal, and cd to the shared directory:

    cd /home/user/Desktop/vbox

    If you are able to do that, show the results of 'ls -l'.

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    I am able to do that here is the outpute
    Code:
    linux-mh8e:/home/user/Desktop/vbox # ls -l
    ls: cannot open directory .: Invalid argument
    Is there maybe some module i am missing this is done with mount code
    Code:
    mount -t vboxsf vbox /home/user/Desktop/vbox

    Thank you,
    Allen Howard
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    Default Re: Virtual Box

    There's a strange thing with 11.2 under VirtualBox. I assume there's no OSE version of VirtualBox for Windows. If I install an instance of 11.2 under linux PUEL version of VirtualBox, the installer installs guest-additions OSE-versions. Look in Yast software and search for "virtualbox", if you find any virtualbox-ose packages uninstall them and then mark them as tabu in yast. Once finished that reinstall the guest-additions from inside 11.2 and see if anything changes.

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