I have spent the last 6 hours fighting trying to get Fedora 19 as guest OS on Windows 7 SP1 host to successfully access a shared folder. I'm using VirtualBox 4.2.18. Lots and lots of Googling. Yeah, I'm like the millionth schmuck going through this seemingly simple setup, but I'm getting no joy to access my Windows 7 host shared folder from my Fedora guest.
I visit Share Folders config and set Machine access to
D:\workspaces\linux with a share name of
share. I do not click
Read Only or
Automount checkbox ops.
I fire up Fedora. Log in. Fire up a
Terminal and type
sudo mkdir /mnt/share sudo mount -t vboxsf -o rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 share /mnt/share
Next I add my user to the vboxsf group
sudo usermod -a -G vboxsf cphi
Finally I attempt to visit the share and list the contents
cd /mnt/share ls -la
Nothing?! Actually I never see my prompt again unless I press
Ctrl+C to exit.
What could be wrong?