VirtualBox shared folders - /media missing & problem with overwriting files

It looks like auto-mounting shared folders in an OpenSUSE 13.2 guest with GNOME is not working, although the VirtualBox guest additions are installed - the default install does not create the /media folder and the vboxsf group is missing.

I did the steps described below to get it running, but my questions are: Is this the way to go or is there a better way to solve the problem? Are there any issues with the described approach (e.g. when updating the guest) that I need to be aware of?

The steps I followed:

  1. I uninstalled the VirtualBox guest additions installed by default.
  2. I installed kernel-desktop-devel and gcc.
  3. I created a folder /media with read, write and execute rights for everybody.
  4. In the VirtualBox menu of the VM I chose Devices > Insert guest additions CD image
  5. I installed the guest additions.
  6. I added the vboxsf group to the user who should be allowed to use the shared folder.

Btw, it looks like overriding an existing file via drag&drop in Nautilus is not working (“Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy”). Looks to me like this 4 year old bug is still lurking around, thus making shared folders - in my humble opinion - impossible to use.

There is a forum here dedicated to problems with VirtualBox. You might want to try asking your question there, first.