I'm trying to share a folder between my host (ubuntu 15) and my vm (alpine linux). I've been following this article: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/SharedFolders
I'm not sure what this command means though:
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=$UID,gid=$(id -g) share ~/host
I've tried this:
me@mydevox:~$ sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=$UID,gid=$(id -g) ~/Downloads/rethinkdb/ ~/Documents/mysharedfolder
But I get this error back:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxfs'
I've tried both vboxfs and vboxsf
Any suggestions would be apprciated.
One artifact I found which might help is that when I start the VM (after having installed the guest tools), in the "Devices" menu, instead of giving me a " Install Guest Additions" option, I see a "insert Guest Additions CD image" option. When I select it, nothing happens.
In the set up of the vm, under the "storage" category, I've made sure the iso is the correct one. It's pointing to : /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso
Could it be because the guest os I've installed doesn't have a gui? My guest os is alpine linux
I found this : https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/9558 But I don't know how to manually mount the CD on my guest machine...