I'm using VirtualBox (and have tried VMWare) on a Windows 7 host with an Ubuntu server guest. I've set up folder sharing in VirtualBox so that my Ubuntu server home dir is a mount of my Windows 7 home dir, so that I have access to the same files regardless of which OS I'm in.
The issue is that I can't create symlinks inside that shared folder, which is problematic as some software I use requires it (eg. RVM). A similar setup in VMWare led to the same results. Is there any sharing setup that would allow creating symbolic links in the *nix guest? I've tried Samba, but no still no go.