I'm mounting a sharefolder using mount -t vboxsf with root without problem by the command mount -t vboxsf logs /tmp/logs/.

I'm trying to mount this sharefolder on every reboot of the machine so I created a quick script that I'm running into /etc/rc.local as /root/Scripts/boot.sh || exit 1:

mkdir /tmp/logs
mount -t vboxsf logs /tmp/logs > /root/Scripts/bootlog 2> /root/Scripts/bootlogerror

Everytime when the script is running through rc.local I'm getting an error:

/sbin/mount.vboxsf : mounting failed with the error : No such device

but the folder logs get created in /tmp.

Any idea how I could get a workaround for this situation? Per the message error here I'm guessing that I'm mounting the share folder too early on the system.


I was having the same issue, but got it working by cding to the home folder first.

cd /home/username
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 sharedfolder mountpointinhome

Credit to @Danibix on askubuntu https://askubuntu.com/a/861638/68837

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