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portcommand wrote:Do not use an ancient Linux kernel version. Use Oracle Linux 5 (5.9) or Oracle Linux 6 (latest).
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
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.
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.