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I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox.

I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a permanent shared folder). I copied the content of ~/.config to the host system, and then made it a symbolic link.

Trouble is permissions / ownership. After the settings are moved to the shared folder, they stop updating, e.g. when I edit the default terminal window size, the changes won't stick.

Running dconf-editor gives:

(dconf-editor:2515): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ripper234/.config/ibus/bus is not ripper234!

And it seems I cannot change the ownershipcannot change the ownership of shared folders.

Any advice on making this setup work?

Update

I tried remounting the folder, I'm not getting any errors but I can't find any mounts either:

$ sudo mount -t vboxsf -o remount,gid=ripper234,uid=ripper234,rw dropbox /media/sf_dropbox
$ ls -da /media/sf_dropbox/
drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 יונ 27 09:08 /media/sf_dropbox/
$ ls -l /mnt/
total 0
$ ls -d /media/dropbox
ls: cannot access '/media/dropbox': No such file or directory
$ mount | grep dropbox
/media/sf_dropbox on /media/sf_dropbox type vboxsf (rw,nodev,relatime)
$ 

I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox.

I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a permanent shared folder). I copied the content of ~/.config to the host system, and then made it a symbolic link.

Trouble is permissions / ownership. After the settings are moved to the shared folder, they stop updating, e.g. when I edit the default terminal window size, the changes won't stick.

Running dconf-editor gives:

(dconf-editor:2515): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ripper234/.config/ibus/bus is not ripper234!

And it seems I cannot change the ownership of shared folders.

Any advice on making this setup work?

Update

I tried remounting the folder, I'm not getting any errors but I can't find any mounts either:

$ sudo mount -t vboxsf -o remount,gid=ripper234,uid=ripper234,rw dropbox /media/sf_dropbox
$ ls -da /media/sf_dropbox/
drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 יונ 27 09:08 /media/sf_dropbox/
$ ls -l /mnt/
total 0
$ ls -d /media/dropbox
ls: cannot access '/media/dropbox': No such file or directory
$ mount | grep dropbox
/media/sf_dropbox on /media/sf_dropbox type vboxsf (rw,nodev,relatime)
$ 

I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox.

I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a permanent shared folder). I copied the content of ~/.config to the host system, and then made it a symbolic link.

Trouble is permissions / ownership. After the settings are moved to the shared folder, they stop updating, e.g. when I edit the default terminal window size, the changes won't stick.

Running dconf-editor gives:

(dconf-editor:2515): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ripper234/.config/ibus/bus is not ripper234!

And it seems I cannot change the ownership of shared folders.

Any advice on making this setup work?

Update

I tried remounting the folder, I'm not getting any errors but I can't find any mounts either:

$ sudo mount -t vboxsf -o remount,gid=ripper234,uid=ripper234,rw dropbox /media/sf_dropbox
$ ls -da /media/sf_dropbox/
drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 יונ 27 09:08 /media/sf_dropbox/
$ ls -l /mnt/
total 0
$ ls -d /media/dropbox
ls: cannot access '/media/dropbox': No such file or directory
$ mount | grep dropbox
/media/sf_dropbox on /media/sf_dropbox type vboxsf (rw,nodev,relatime)
$ 
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I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox.

I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a permanent shared folder). I copied the content of ~/.config to the host system, and then made it a symbolic link.

Trouble is permissions / ownership. After the settings are moved to the shared folder, they stop updating, e.g. when I edit the default terminal window size, the changes won't stick.

Running dconf-editor gives:

(dconf-editor:2515): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ripper234/.config/ibus/bus is not ripper234!

And it seems I cannot change the ownership of shared folders.

Any advice on making this setup work?

Update

I tried remounting the folder, I'm not getting any errors but I can't find any mounts either:

$ sudo mount -t vboxsf -o remount,gid=ripper234,uid=ripper234,rw dropbox /media/sf_dropbox
$ ls -da /media/sf_dropbox/
drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 יונ 27 09:08 /media/sf_dropbox/
$ ls -l /mnt/
total 0
$ ls -d /media/dropbox
ls: cannot access '/media/dropbox': No such file or directory
$ mount | grep dropbox
/media/sf_dropbox on /media/sf_dropbox type vboxsf (rw,nodev,relatime)
$ 

I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox.

I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a permanent shared folder). I copied the content of ~/.config to the host system, and then made it a symbolic link.

Trouble is permissions / ownership. After the settings are moved to the shared folder, they stop updating, e.g. when I edit the default terminal window size, the changes won't stick.

Running dconf-editor gives:

(dconf-editor:2515): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ripper234/.config/ibus/bus is not ripper234!

And it seems I cannot change the ownership of shared folders.

Any advice on making this setup work?

I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox.

I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a permanent shared folder). I copied the content of ~/.config to the host system, and then made it a symbolic link.

Trouble is permissions / ownership. After the settings are moved to the shared folder, they stop updating, e.g. when I edit the default terminal window size, the changes won't stick.

Running dconf-editor gives:

(dconf-editor:2515): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ripper234/.config/ibus/bus is not ripper234!

And it seems I cannot change the ownership of shared folders.

Any advice on making this setup work?

Update

I tried remounting the folder, I'm not getting any errors but I can't find any mounts either:

$ sudo mount -t vboxsf -o remount,gid=ripper234,uid=ripper234,rw dropbox /media/sf_dropbox
$ ls -da /media/sf_dropbox/
drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 יונ 27 09:08 /media/sf_dropbox/
$ ls -l /mnt/
total 0
$ ls -d /media/dropbox
ls: cannot access '/media/dropbox': No such file or directory
$ mount | grep dropbox
/media/sf_dropbox on /media/sf_dropbox type vboxsf (rw,nodev,relatime)
$ 
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I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox.

I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a permanent shared folder). I copied the content of ~/.config to the host system, and then made it a symbolic link.

Trouble is permissions / ownership. After the settings are moved to the shared folder, they stop updating, e.g. when I edit the default terminal window size, the changes won't stick.

Running dconf-editor gives:

(dconf-editor:2515): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ripper234/.config/ibus/bus is not ripper234!

And it seems I cannot change the ownership of shared folders.

Any advice on making this setup work?