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Fri, 10 Apr 2009

Syncing time on a Unix guest on VirtualBox

After I installed Virtual Box guest additions  , i expected that the guest will sync up the time automatically with the host.
But it never happened.
Anyways , you need to execute the following command as root everytime you reboot the guest unix os.

#vboxadd-timesync --daemonize

This will run in background and will sync up the time with the host OS.

posted at: 03:49 | category: /virtualization | permanent link to this entry | Donate via Bitcoin

Making shared folders work on VirtualBox with debian guest

After I installed Virtual Box guest additions on my debian lenny guest , shared folders just won't work.
No matter what  i did i kept on getting the following error

/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device

Finally after spending a couple of days figured  out how to resolve this.

You need to execute the following command as root everytime  you reboot your debian guest os

#modprobe vboxvfs

Another , thing to remember that you cannot mount a drive like C:\ as a shared folder or you will get the following error

/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error

So make sure that your shared folder is a directory on the host OS.

posted at: 03:46 | category: /virtualization | permanent link to this entry | Donate via Bitcoin