Lubuntu Shared Folder issue in VirtualBox 4.2.18

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Fri Oct 18 20:10:20 UTC 2013

You were using automount option?

2013/10/18 Dale Visser <dale.visser at>

> This may be of general interest to users of other Ubuntu 3.10 variants as
> well. The following is copied from my blog post at
> Yesterday, I upgraded my Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 (64-bit) virtual machine to
> Lubuntu 13.10. I rely on the VirtualBox Shared Folders feature to keep my
> git repositories in sync with bare copies on network drives at my
> workplace. (My Host OS is Windows 7, and my workplace IT infrastructure is
> Windows-based.)
> To my horror, today I discovered I could not access my shared folders from
> my new Guest OS. I even created a “clean” new Lubuntu 13.10 guest machine,
> which exhibited the same issue. (Yes, I carefully performed the dance of
> apt-get update, upgrade, install dkms, install guest additions, and
> rebooting after each install.) So I knew it wasn’t an issue with the
> upgrade process.
> Then, I remembered that the other day, I saw an Oracle announcement that
> VirtualBox 4.3.0 had been released. I’m running version 4.2.18. Sure
> enough, upgrading to the latest VirtualBox, and installing its Guest
> Additions solved the issue. I’m assuming there have been changes in the
> Linux Kernel (Ubuntu 13.10 is running the 3.11 kernel) that necessitated
> updates to Guest Additions.
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