I'm mounting a shared folder in an arch linux guest on a windows 7 host in Virtual Box. The shared folder's filesystem is ext3 and is mounted in windows 7 with Ext2Fsd.
I mount the shared folder at boot with this fstab:
D_DRIVE /home/tony vboxsf rw,gid=1000,uid=1000,auto 0 0
I believe my user in the guest OS has the right uid and gid:
[tony@kiwi ~]$ id uid=1000(tony) gid=1000(tony) groups=1000(tony),1002,(vboxsf)
I can create files and remove them fine, but I can't seem to create directories.
[tony@kiwi ~]$ mkdir foo mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Protocol error
Its weird because the directory looks like its there, sort of.
[tony@kiwi ~]$ ls -lh ls: cannot access foo: No such file or directory total 0 ????????? ? ? ? ? ? foo
The same thing happens with the root user. I can't create symlinks either. Again, creating and deleting normal files seems to work fine.
So anyone have any ideas?
Also, if anyone has any alternative suggestions to shared folders I'd be happy to hear about it. I was going to use an NTFS folder as a share, but I'd like to be able to have symlinks.