Problem When attempting to mount a shared directory from Linux Mint 16 VirtualBox guest OS, I receive the following error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on hostshare, missing codepage or helper program, or other error (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program) In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
My mount command is sudo mount -t vboxsf hostshare ~/host
dmesg | tail reveals: 'sf_read_super_aux err=-22'
Environment - Host OS: Windows 7 64 bit - Guest OS: Linux Mint 64 bit (Mate) - VirtualBox 4.3.10 - VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.3.10 - Shared directory defined in VirtualBox as 'hostshare' with Make Permanent checked - ~/host is defined on the guest OS file system
What I have tried I can mount this directory from other VirtualBox guests, including Mint 15 32 bit. I reinstalled guest additions on Mint 16 and from what I can see, it is running. I have rebooted the host OS, VirtualBox and the Guest OS several times. I renamed the shared folder to various silly things to no avail. Changed VirtualBox network from NAT to Bridged Adaptor. Other Guest Additions features (Shared Clipboard, Drag'n'Drop) work properly.