[Live-demo] Problem with mounting shared folder in OsgeoLive 8.5

Elena Mezzini elena.mezzini at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 03:52:30 PDT 2015

Dear all,

First of all, thank you for your helpfulness!
Yesterday evening, before my pc shutdown I wasn't able to fullscreen
properly the VM, I had only rebooted the VM, not the pc.
Today, the fullscreen is working properly, so I relunched the command:

sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=user, rw LAVORI /home/user/LAVORI

but still not working...

> The other option is as explained on the page you refer to. Did you get
> any errors while executing the scripts?

Yes, in my opinion, due to mistaken commands:
suThis t-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic (as written
in Quickstart) is not working, returning:
suThis: command not found

so I did:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

but needs updates, so it's better doing:

sudo apt-get update (as also Johan suggested)
and then:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

> Can you post the output of the
> install script?

Doing this, everything seems fine!

Except from the mounting commands...

Now I will try Johan solution:

> sudo apt-get update (makes sure you have the most recent sources)

(already done)

> sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms
> virtualbox-guest-utils

I'll let you know in a while!

> This is no longer true. Since December 2010 there is actually only one
> version of Virtualbox and you can install an extension pack which is
> not open source. This only contains extra drivers for the host system.
> I actually tested and found out that I get the same performance for
> usb using the ubuntu install on the host system and using the
> virtualbox guest additions.
> It would be nice that someone else could also verify these
> observations. In that case we could just install these packages before
> creating the VM, which would be much easier for our users.

I would also suggest to upgrade the OSGeo-Live Quickstart for Running in
a Virtual Machine, because a lot of little things are outdated: e.g.
the name of packages, screenshots of Virtual Box "Virtual Hard Disk"
and of VM settings "General- Advanced", but mainly: commands for

Once more thank you!
Kind regards,


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