I have Ubuntu 14.04 as my host system, and then on Virtualbox, I have Lubuntu 14.04.
I am trying to share a folder on my host system so that my guest system can write files to it. I've followed instructions as best I can, installed the Virtualbox guest additions. I've got to the point where I've added the shared folder in the Devices interface:
However, even after rebooting, I can't find the folder anywhere in my guest system.
How do I get my shared folder to actually show up in my guest Lubuntu machine?
You have to mount your folder on your VM.
First you need to install Guest Additions (although I already did this during the installation).
Insert Guest Additions CD image...
sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
sudo apt-get install make gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Now you can mount your share using:
Newis the name of your shared folder.
Now you can access the shared folder at
Note: this is not permanent. To permanently mount your folder you should add the following line to
sudo nano /etc/fstab):
Obviously you should replace
/home/user/newby your own username.