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  1. #1
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    Feb 2018
    Washington DC

    Does anybody have shared directories working in VBox with Fedora guest and OSX host?


    I have Fedora 27 setup in VBox on an OSX host. I cannot seem to get shared directories working. I have done this successfully many times with other Linux dists, just not with Fedora.

    Has anyone else been able to get this to work? Is there anything special about Fedora?

    To date, I've tried following the instruction here.

    The tutorial has me doing the following:

    $ dnf update kernel*
    $ rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epe...t-7.noarch.rpm
    $ dnf install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms make bzip2 perl
    $ export KERN_DIR=/usr/src/kernels/`uname -r`
    $ cd /media/VirtualBoxGuestAdditions
    $ ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
    It all seems to run successfully.

    I then try to mount:
    $ mount -t vboxsf <share name> /mnt
    No errors no nothing and nothing mounted.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Al Ain, UAE

    Re: Does anybody have shared directories working in VBox with Fedora guest and OSX ho

    You need to make yourself a member of the vboxsf group and restart the VM.

    If it still doesn't work, don't sweat it. Simply set up a FTP server on the host.
    Have fun!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

    Re: Does anybody have shared directories working in VBox with Fedora guest and OSX ho

    I had this problem with Fedora 27 xfce host. Dug around and finally read the VirtualBox download page at:
    where it says:
    Important: The Guest Additions which come with VirtualBox 5.2.6 and 5.1.32 do not work properly on Linux guests with 3D enabled. Here are updated versions for 5.2.6 and 5.1.32.

    I don't have 3D enabled, but thought since this is a newer Guest Extension Pack I would try it. I downloaded and followed instructions at:

    and now everything works. Shared Folders and bi-directional clipboard and drag-n-drop (which were not working for me).

    And yes, I also made myself a member of the vboxsf group.

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