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Want to add the command

sudo mount -t vboxsf H_DRIVE /media/windows7share

to /etc/init.d/rc.local file, to run the command every time when system starts up but I don't have such a file (rc.local) in that folder. What is the workaround?

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Shouldn't that be /etc/rc.local? –  Piskvor Mar 4 '12 at 14:14
filesystems to be mounted at boot are in /etc/fstab, even cifs mounts can be added, with security credentials stored in another file. Search for fstab cifs credentials –  bdowning Mar 4 '12 at 14:30

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The workaround is to mount the entry in /etc/fstab. It should look something like this:

H_DRIVE    /media/windows7share   vboxsf    defaults        0 0

There's no reason for an RC script (which runs as root) to run 'sudo' to mount the volume. In this case, you don't even need to use an rc script at all.

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Another option is using the automounter to mount that partition only if needed. Look at autofs and /etc/auto.mnt for details.

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Where the "local" scripts file lies is distro-dependent. Here it is the set of files under /etc/local.d/, some systems will have /etc/init.d/rc.local, others, as Piskvor mentions, may have /etc/rc.local.

According to fedorafaq.org, this file is /etc/rc.local. If there's no such file, create it. Depending on how Fedora does it, the file may need the executable bit (chmod +x).

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Fedorafaq is wrong about the location. It should be /etc/rc.d/rc.local. Fedora 15 creates a symlink from /etc/rc.local to /etc/rc.d/rc.local, I believe, but Fedora 16 does not, so creating it will do nothing. It must be executable. –  jsbillings Mar 7 '12 at 1:06

I am running Fedora 20. Mounting in fstab fails for me. There is a documented bug that mounting vboxsf in fstab fails at boot time. I moved the mount to /etc/rc.d/rc.local which made with the joyousness.

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