I've got a question regarding sharing files between a Windows7 host and a guest Ubuntu running inside virtualbox. The question was asked here with no answers:
I've searched but not found an answer... thought I might have to install virtual box guest additions, but where do I get this from???
The question is reproduced here for your convenience:
I know this is not strictly a question about programming but I need to mount the shared folder in order to continue my coding...
I've got a Windows 7 OS with a guest Ubuntu 12.04 OS inside VirtualBOX.
I have been trying to mount a shared folder created in VirtualBox. The virtual folder is basically the C:\ file system on Windows 7. In VirtualBox the shared folder appears as:
Folder Path: C:\
Folder Name: Windows7 sudo mount -t vboxsf Windows7 /windows7
But the VirtualBox shared folder filesystem type is not recognized by the "mount" command. The error I get is:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'
Conversely, if I try it from the DOS prompt I also get an error after a long pause:
net use x: \vboxsvr\Windows7
(the error which is in my locale basically says: it is impossible to find the network path).
So, what should I do. I've been able to do this operation in the past a previous version of Ubuntu and VirtualBox by installing something called "guest additions".
Could someone please shed some light on how to solve this problem?