VirtualBox and Ubuntu Mount Error

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Published on 2011-03-14T23:18:24Z Indexed on 2011/03/15 0:18 UTC
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I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a Windows folder. Then I try to mount the drive in Linux, but I keep getting

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

I have read so many solutions to this, but none seem to work. I have tried:

  • Using the mount.vboxsf syntax
  • Reinstalling VBox additions
  • Rebooting
  • Enabling and trying as root account

Any other ideas? In case I am doing something dumb, here are more details:

I made a share called "Test" in VBox Shared folders. Then I made a directory in ubuntu named "test2". Then I tried to execute this command:

sudo mount -t vboxsf Test /mnt/test2

Thank you!

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