Thursday, October 5, 2017

VirtualBox: Accessing shared folder from Ubuntu guest

Preconditions

  • VirtualBox is installed.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 is running in VirtualBox.

Instruction

1. Create shared folder. Click settings → Shared Folders → Click 'Add a new shared folder' button.

Shared folders

2. Specify name and path to the folder you want to make shared.

Add shared folder

3. In VirtualBox click 'Devices' → Insert Guest Additions CD image → Run with sudo permissions VBoxLinuxAdditions.run program from mounted disk.

VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

4. Make folder

sudo mkdir /home/{user_name}/shared-folder 

5. Mount the folder with the command:

sudo mount -t vboxsf {folder_name_from_step_2} /home/{user_name}/shared-folder

6. Done.

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