I have a shared folder between Xubuntu 16.04 (host) and Xubuntu 17.10 (guest). I have given write permission via virtualbox, but still I don't have permissions to edit the files on the guest system.
That is, because the folder is mounted to the guest system by
sudo mount -t vboxsf folder share
In the host system the
folder is owned by the normal user and writable. But when mounted in guest, its owned by
root and not writable for
others. And when I try to change it via
sudo chmod or
sudo chown there is no effect.
In another Question it was answered, that you should give
chmod 777 to all files on the host system. But thats not something I want to do because I don't see why this should be necessary to do. Giving all permissions to all users on my host system cant be the best way.
I already added my guest user to the
vboxsf group but that didn't change anything. I guess, I would need to mount the shared folder somehow not by root.