I have managed to set up an ubuntu server VM (using Oracle VirtualBox) which will eventually be part of a small Hadoop practice cluster. I have followed along with various tutorials online and I'm now trying to set up a shared folder between the guest and host OS. I have installed the latest version of Guest Additions using the built in package manager.
The problem is that once I mount the shared folder in the guest OS, if I try to ls the contents of that folder, the OS hangs and I am forced to restart the VM. If I ls the folder prior to mounting the shared folder no errors occur.
However, if I try to
touch /media/sf_VMshare/testfile, the file appears in the corresponding host OS directory as if everything is working correctly.
I am at the limit of what I know to do to troubleshoot this on my own. If anyone had any suggestions as to what to try next I would be in your debt.
sudo mount -t vboxsf VMShare /media/sf_VMShare where VMShare is defined in the VirtualBox manager.