How to Automatically Mount a VirtualBox Shared Folder from Ubuntu 10.04

First, create a shared folder using the VirtualBox user interface. For this example, we’ll call it “Data”. Launch Ubuntu.

From within Ubuntu, launch Application > Accessories > Terminal, and at the prompt type

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Enter your administrative password, and you’ll see a text editor window appear with the fstab file loaded. Add the following single line to the end of the file, but replace “username” with your actual username.

Data /home/username/MyData vboxsf defaults,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

Click “Save” and then restart Ubuntu.

Once restarted, go to Places > Home Folder and note the new MyData folder. This is your shared fol

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  1. kolya514’s avatar

    This helped me. Thanks


  2. hip0’s avatar

    Thanks it works 🙂



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