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My virtualbox fstab will not auto-mount on reboot?

I am trying to mount a vboxsf partition on RHEL7 at startup.

mount -t vboxsf share /home/user/Windows 

works fine after i login.But to automate it I modified the /etc/fstab file with the following line.

share /home/user/Windows    vboxsf defaults 0 0 


share /home/user/Windows    vboxsf rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 

Implementing both puts the RHEL in emergency mode at bootup, where if i comment out these lines from the fstab file the boot process proceeds as usual.

I tired adding "vboxsf" to the list of modules in the /etc/modprobe.d/modules.conf file

But if the stated line is present in the /etc/fstab file, I end up in emergency mode at bootup.

RHEL Linux Server 7.3

uname -a : Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-514.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Oct 19 11:24:13 EDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


I believe your fstab syntax is wrong, you need to specify the full path for the first field. Try to use something like /path/to/share. As per man (5) fstab:

For ordinary mounts it will hold (a link to) a block special device node (as created by mknod(8)) for the device to be mounted, like /dev/cdrom' or/dev/sdb7'. For NFS mounts one will have :, e.g., `knuth.aeb.nl:/'.

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  • Tried it.. results in the same Emergency Boot.. – ArunMKumar Apr 14 '17 at 3:24

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