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Old 05-05-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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Mounting a USB for vbox


I am installing VirtualBox on Centos per http://www.digitesters.com/centos-in...adless-system/, and I don't understand the very end. Seems like Line 5 is not needed as it is already done on Line 4, right?

Code:
# mkdir /data/virtual_machines/vbox/vbusbfs
# chown vboxuser.vboxusers /data/virtual_machines/vbox/vbusbfs
# chmod 775 /data/virtual_machines/vbox/vbusbfs
# echo "none /data/virtual_machines/vbox/vbusbfs usbfs rw,devgid=$(awk -F : '/vboxusers/ {print $3}' /etc/group),devmode=664 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
# echo "none /data/virtual_machines/vbox/vbusbfs usbfs rw,devgid=$(awk -F : '/vboxusers/ {print $3}' /etc/group),devmode=664 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
# mount -a
I executed the above script (except didn't execute Line 5, and my user:group is vbox:vbox and not vboxuser.vboxusers, and the folder is at /home/vbox and not /data/virtual_machines/vbox), and the following was added to /etc/fstab. Please explain what Line 4 did and what the below line in my fstab file means.
Code:
none /home/vbox/vbusbfs usbfs rw,devgid=496
504,devmode=664 0 0
I then executed mount -a, and got the following response. The part about /var/www/main/ayb_resources and /var/www/main/ayb_cache does not exist is probably some old stuff which I can get rid of, but I am particularly interested in "mount point 0 does not exist" as it seems to be related to the above.

Code:
[root@devserver vbox]# mount -a
mount: special device /var/www/main/ayb_resources does not exist
mount: special device /var/www/main/ayb_cache does not exist
mount: mount point 0 does not exist
[root@devserver vbox]#
My total fstab file is as follows:

Code:
[root@devserver vbox]# cat /etc/fstab
#
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Sat Apr 19 05:57:56 2014
#
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
#
/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root /                       ext4    defaults        1 1
UUID=xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx /boot                   ext4    defaults        1 2
/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_home  /home                  ext4    defaults        1 2
/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_mysql /var/lib/mysql         ext3    barrier=0       1 2
/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
/home/public/lib /var/www/main_lib/ayb_application/lib none bind
/var/www/main/html /var/www/main_lib/html none bind
/var/www/main/ayb_resources /var/www/main_lib/ayb_resources none bind
/var/www/main/ayb_cache /var/www/main_lib/ayb_cache none bind
none /home/vbox/vbusbfs usbfs rw,devgid=496
504,devmode=664 0 0
[root@devserver vbox]# mount -a
mount: special device /var/www/main/ayb_resources does not exist
mount: special device /var/www/main/ayb_cache does not exist
mount: mount point 0 does not exist
[root@devserver vbox]#

Last edited by NotionCommotion; 05-05-2015 at 12:07 PM.
 
Old 05-06-2015, 04:36 PM   #2
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Looks like something strange is happening with the awk to find the group id (gid) and the fstab entry should all be on one line

You need to change the /etc/fstab from

Code:
none /home/vbox/vbusbfs usbfs rw,devgid=496
504,devmode=664 0 0
to

Code:
none /home/vbox/vbusbfs usbfs rw,devgid=496,devmode=664 0 0
do a

Code:
grep vboxuser /etc/group
to find what the actual devgid= should be in /etc/fstab

I'm not sure what the other mounts are (/var/www/main/ayb_resources /var/www/main_lib/ayb_resources none bind
/var/www/main/ayb_cache /var/www/main_lib/ayb_cache none bind) you might have a directory that has been deleted
 
  


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