This is very strange. I'm running Debian and Ubuntu guests under the same virtualbox (hosted under Win7). And the Debian and Ubuntu mostly have the same packages installed. And I did the same steps to install guest additions. All went on fine.

Just that under my Ubuntu (Saucy), I can see the shared folder mount, but under my Debian (Sid), the shared folder mount is not there.

Any ideas? Thanks

  • How are you mounting them? Are you using a command or is it done automatically? Have you tried mount -t vboxfs share mountpoint? – terdon Jun 8 '13 at 23:54
  • Ah, yes, that leads to my discovery that my Debian guest addition was not installed properly. Please answer so that I can accept. – xpt Jun 9 '13 at 1:55
  • Here you go, feel free to edit my answer to include more details on what exactly you had to do. – terdon Jun 9 '13 at 2:01

Make sure that the guest additions are installed correctly for both guest OSes and that the share is correctly mounted. You should be able to mount using

mount -t vboxfs share mountpoint
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