VirtualBox, problem mounting shared folder

Graham Watkins at
Tue Dec 13 19:32:40 UTC 2011

On 09/12/11 20:43, Colin Law wrote:
> On 9 December 2011 20:12, NoOp<glgxg at>  wrote:
>> On 12/09/2011 01:04 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 8 December 2011 23:36, NoOp<glgxg at>  wrote:
>>>> On 12/08/2011 01:52 PM, Colin Law wrote:
>>>>> On 8 December 2011 21:37, NoOp ...
>>>>>> Is this entire folder shared? That looks to me to be a home directory.
>>>>> Yes it is a home folder, would that be a problem?
>>>> Yes, if the entire home folder is not shared.
>>> Can you explain what you mean by that?  Sharing it is what I am trying to do.
>> ...
>> No. Because I was wrong. I just set the home folder for sharing in a
>> Linux Mint 12 (MATE) that I'm testing&  the entire home folder
>> (including subdirectories) is available. Sorry for the incorrect info.
> OK, I have just tried a subfolder and still cannot get it to work.  I
> will have to try the virtualbox list as
> sdavmor suggested.  I will post back if I get anywhere.
> Thanks for your efforts.
> Colin
Could it be a permissions issue?

I mount my host home folder with the following command:

sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 graham host

     "graham" is my host entire home folder and "host" is my share mount 
point folder in my guest home.

Hope this helps.


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