how can I share a folder in VirtualBox between my host-OS Mac OS and my installed guest-OS Debian 6? I installed the guest additions and created a shared folder, but I cannot find it

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Not sure about Debian but in Ubuntu I had to do the following after setting it up in the VB GUI:

mkdir /home/username/OSX # one time
sudo mount -t vboxsf OSX /home/username/OSX # each time
  • This is all covered in the VirtualBox help file, FWIW... relevant section in the online version: virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#sf_mount_manual
    – calum_b
    Jun 25, 2011 at 17:56
  • Tried that and got: /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error
    – user35873
    Dec 3, 2012 at 6:16

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