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vboxfs shared file not support by kernel

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I install a oracle linux 4 in vitrualbox hosted by window, set up a shared folder from virtual bos, when tried to mount from linux on shared point, it tell me kernel not support
vboxfs. any help. thanks
  • 1. Re: vboxfs shared file not support by kernel
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    All issues related to VirtualBox, its usage or its functionality, go to their web site
    https://www.virtualbox.org/

    There is no guidance for any VirtuallBox functionality in these OTN forums.
  • 2. Re: vboxfs shared file not support by kernel
    BillyVerreynne Oracle ACE
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    portcommand wrote:
    I install a oracle linux 4 in vitrualbox hosted by window, set up a shared folder from virtual bos, when tried to mount from linux on shared point, it tell me kernel not support
    vboxfs. any help. thanks
    Do not use an ancient Linux kernel version. Use Oracle Linux 5 (5.9) or Oracle Linux 6 (latest).

    As for mapping/sharing Windows folders - standard Samba can be used on the Linux guest o/s to map a Windows host share as a local drive/mount.
  • 3. Re: vboxfs shared file not support by kernel
    Dude! Guru
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    I think though the OP was talking about Shared Folder in VirtualBox, which requires no network interface, but the installation of the virtual machine guest software. It is explained in much detail in the VirtualBox documentation http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#sharedfolders
  • 4. Re: vboxfs shared file not support by kernel
    BillyVerreynne Oracle ACE
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    Yes, realised that - and the Client/Guest addon CD image that comes with Vbox does not support RHEL4/OEL4 as far as I recall. And guest o/s kernel drivers are needed from this for the Shared Folder option to work.

    In which case Samba can be used as a workaround.

    To be honest, I do not bother. I right click the host folder, select burn ISO, and a few seconds later I have an ISO that I can mount in guest o/s as CD/DVD. No need for getting Shared Folders modules to install in the guest o/s.

    Have used this approach for building MS-DOS 5 VMs with different IP stacks, to building storage server and RAC clusters VMs running OL 5.9. So it works pretty well IMO.

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