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#1 2010-02-20 19:00:24

insane_alien
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Registered: 2007-11-19
Posts: 39

VirtualBox crashes when tring to add a shared Folder.

Hey there,

as the title say, my Virtualbox keeps crashing when i try to setup a shared folder. It will crash just after i select a folder on my system and then either when i press okay or the 'read only' checkbox.

I don't know which logs would be helpful so if you are going to ask please tell me which ones and how to get them.

it'll boot up a virtual machine without much trouble though.

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#2 2010-02-21 22:35:00

MAroco
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From: Germany
Registered: 2010-01-20
Posts: 72

Re: VirtualBox crashes when tring to add a shared Folder.

You generally find the logs under /var/log/  The usual suspects would be dmesg.log, errors.log, everything.log.
How did you install Virtualbox? Did you follow this: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Virtualbox
The ability to use shared folders is provided by the guest additions if I remember correctly. Are they installed and are the deamons started? 
What guest system are you running inside the VB?

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#3 2010-02-22 02:12:16

ngoonee
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From: Between Thailand and Singapore
Registered: 2009-03-17
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Re: VirtualBox crashes when tring to add a shared Folder.

It may be libpng related. Try installing the latest virtualbox_bin with its libpng12 dependency. Check the last few comments on the AUR page for details.


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#4 2011-01-15 03:00:58

knuckles
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Registered: 2008-01-24
Posts: 13

Re: VirtualBox crashes when tring to add a shared Folder.

Anyone resolve this issue? I can't figure this one out.

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#5 2011-01-15 03:15:58

knuckles
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Registered: 2008-01-24
Posts: 13

Re: VirtualBox crashes when tring to add a shared Folder.

Nevermind. For a linux host with a windows guest:

$ VBoxManage sharedfolder add "<virtual machine>" -name "<share name>" -hostpath "<host path>"

Then add it in the guest.

c:\> net use <drive>: \\vboxsvr\<share name>

I did my best to comb the internet before posting to the forums, and as soon as I gave in... http://www.virtuatopia.com/index.php/Vi … ed_Folders

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