I am trying to create a symlink on shared folder and it is failing.
- Host: Windows 7
- Guest: Debian Jessie
- Shared folder created using VirtualBox dialog, automount disabled
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 vm_shared /home/userName/vm_shared
mkdir no problem, they show on host windows machine and guest Linux machine.
When I try to create a symlink in the shared folder to be able to browse another Linux folder from Windows machine using:
sudo ln -s ~/toBeBrowsed ~/vm_shared/targetFolder
I get the following:
ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘~/vm_shared/targetFolder/toBeBrowsed’: Read-only file system
What am I missing?
Update: You can't create a symlink to shared folder that resides on a file system that does not support symlinks.