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Old 06-07-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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Question VirtualBox, Share Folder: Permission denied normal user in vboxsf group

Hi, I've got a little issue with my VM:
  • I'm running VirtualBox, with a Mac host and an Arch guest that I'm keeping CLI for the time being.
  • I've selected my host's home folder to be shared to the guest.
  • I have used the automated mount, to save a little hassle. This means that the host folder parnmatt will be mounted to /media/sf_parnmatt
  • I have simlinked it to my users directory for easy access, however it states I don't have permission.
  • I have correctly added myself to the vboxsf group.
  • Attachment shows this.
  • Root user and using sudo provides full access.

What I have done:
  • Googled the problem ruled out the found solutions:
  • Rebooting doesn't help
  • Using chown doesn't help
  • Re-adding the user to the group doesn't help

What am I missing?

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Last edited by parnmatt; 06-07-2013 at 09:34 AM. Reason: formatting


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