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Mar 8 2018

Patrick closed T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14) as Resolved.

https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-virtualbox-14-0-0-6-8-release-candidate-testers-wanted/4904/14 by @unman

Mar 8 2018, 5:06 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Sep 15 2017

Patrick changed the status of T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14) from Review to testing-in-next-build-required.
Sep 15 2017, 2:29 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix
Patrick reopened T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14) as "Review".

Let's set this to Review which is slightly confusing. I am using this status to imply "test this in the next image build" - and if it's still working, close as resolved. This indeed could use a better phabricator status name, which is somehow possible.

Sep 15 2017, 2:15 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Sep 14 2017

JasonJAyalaP closed T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14) as Resolved.

I removed the service
https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/commit/d47f0071cd279504790eccfdc9aae27136e76b10

Sep 14 2017, 10:42 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Sep 11 2017

Patrick added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

JasonJAyalaP (Jason J. Ayala P.):

JasonJAyalaP added a comment.
addgroup user vboxsf || true
Without the user being added to the group, my WS image gives a
permission denied error. I have to do addgroup user vboxsf. I didn't
have to create the group.
(1) Is virtualbox additions creating the group but not adding the
user? (and can that be changed to add the user too?

Sep 11 2017, 2:30 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Sep 10 2017

JasonJAyalaP added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).
Please test in a new build if it still works out of the box.
addgroup user vboxsf || true

Without the user being added to the group, my WS image gives a permission denied error. I have to do addgroup user vboxsf. I didn't have to create the group.

Sep 10 2017, 2:55 AM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Aug 31 2017

JasonJAyalaP added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

Adding /media to places and desktop.
https://phabricator.whonix.org/T705
https://phabricator.whonix.org/T706

Aug 31 2017, 10:28 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Aug 30 2017

Patrick added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

JasonJAyalaP (Jason J. Ayala P.):

JasonJAyalaP added a comment.
Then it's a matter of removing the virtual box service file from
shared-folder-help, correct?
Can I simply delete
https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/blob/master/lib/systemd/system/mnt-shared-vbox.service

Aug 30 2017, 10:33 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix
JasonJAyalaP added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

Then it's a matter of removing the virtual box service file from shared-folder-help, correct?

Aug 30 2017, 7:53 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Jul 15 2017

HulaHoop added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

AFAICT VBox can do the auto-mounting because its guest additions DKMS module enables it. I am not aware of Libvirt/KVM doing anything similar so its best to stick with the service.

Jul 15 2017, 3:27 AM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Jul 11 2017

JasonJAyalaP renamed T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14) from VB not automounting shares to VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).
Jul 11 2017, 7:24 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Jul 9 2017

Patrick added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

JasonJAyalaP (Jason J. Ayala P.):

In fact, all shares set up to automount inside VBox are being successfully mounted at boot to /media/ (named "shared" or not).
Jul 9 2017, 2:39 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix
Patrick updated subscribers of T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

Suggestions:

  1. Remove shared-folder as dependency of other packages
  2. Remove shared-folder from whonix 14
Jul 9 2017, 2:05 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix
JasonJAyalaP added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

Something in debian 9 is allowing VB to automatically mount shares (marked as automount) at /media/

Jul 9 2017, 12:13 AM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Jul 8 2017

Patrick added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

JasonJAyalaP (Jason J. Ayala P.):

JasonJAyalaP added a comment.
Was VB not mounting before?

Jul 8 2017, 12:25 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Jul 7 2017

JasonJAyalaP added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

Was VB not mounting before? Do we no longer need the service?

Jul 7 2017, 9:53 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix
JasonJAyalaP added a comment to T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14).

the journalctl command just says "starting" and "started", but looking at the log doing bootup, I found out that the folder is being successfully automounted to /media/sf_shared

Jul 7 2017, 7:59 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

Jul 6 2017

Patrick triaged T702: VB not automounting shares (remove shared-folder from 14) as Normal priority.
Jul 6 2017, 2:20 PM · shared-folder-help, Whonix 14, Whonix

May 14 2016

Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/commit/d797f2ad9e4f385d4873ad137056a1e9807b9ecb

May 14 2016, 4:40 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Mar 16 2016

Patrick closed T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs as Resolved.

@HulaHoop reported it works in KVM.

Mar 16 2016, 4:42 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Nov 29 2015

Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

do not let systemd service enter failed state of host config has not been applied:
https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/commit/24143991888ab900effe4b11f7eb55172af6793d

Nov 29 2015, 7:38 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Nov 20 2015

Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.
In T144#6289, @Patrick wrote:

Merged. Requires testing when new test images get available.

Nov 20 2015, 4:17 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Aug 6 2015

Patrick changed the status of T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs from Open to Review.

Merged. Requires testing when new test images get available.

Aug 6 2015, 5:27 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Jun 26 2015

Patrick added a project to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs: Whonix 12.
Jun 26 2015, 8:46 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Jun 21 2015

HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/pull/1
https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/pull/2
https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/pull/3
https://github.com/Whonix/shared-folder-help/pull/4

Jun 21 2015, 7:34 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Jun 15 2015

HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

OK I edited my comment and added those in under the Unit section.

Jun 15 2015, 1:50 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

How to find out? Look manually into /etc/init.d/virtualbox-guest-utils
(or systemd unit files if it had those) and/or 'grep -i provides
/etc/init.d/virtualbox-guest-utils'.

Jun 15 2015, 1:45 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

What is the name of the systemd vbox guest additions service so I can add it? KVM does not rely on spice or a guest additions equivalent to share folders.

Jun 15 2015, 1:04 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Jun 14 2015

Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.
  • In section [Unit] it should probably use After= something. I.e. make it run after VBox / KVM guest additions.
  • debian/rules modifications
  • debian/control modifications
  • use /lib/systemd/system/
  • commit to shared-folder-help package
  • build package, test if it actually works
Jun 14 2015, 10:37 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

Great news! automatic shared folders is now achieved :D

Jun 14 2015, 9:25 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

I don't think you need a separate script. Instead of running a single
line script, you could try running the mount command directly from the
systemd unit file.

Jun 14 2015, 4:49 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

Ok I see what you're talking about.

Jun 14 2015, 3:32 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

HulaHoop (HulaHoop):

A solution you probably won't like is patching the fstab file directly.

Jun 14 2015, 2:53 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

A solution you probably won't like is patching the fstab file directly.

Jun 14 2015, 2:43 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Jun 13 2015

HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

This option is dead because of some rare bug. There are only 4 search results for it and none of the situations really applies to our setup here.

Jun 13 2015, 11:36 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

How far I've gone:
I managed to debug errors until I corrected the parameters in the unit files so they should be correct. The remaining error has something to do with the 9p kernel module and I'm not sure where to go from here.

Jun 13 2015, 11:16 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

Nice. Much better than manually running mount from systemd.

Jun 13 2015, 9:29 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

Excellent example of shared folder mounting with systemd files in Arch documentation. It will take changing them from vmware to suit KVM and drop them in the same paths for testing:

Jun 13 2015, 8:39 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

If the manual mount command that does not involve /etc/fstab, i.e. mount -t 9p -o trans=virtio shared /mnt/shared -oversion=9p2000.L work for you in terminal, then a systemd unit file could do the same. Also without requiring /etc/fstab.

Jun 13 2015, 4:58 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

systemd can understand mount entries but they still have to be specified in /etc/fstab which won't solve anything.

Jun 13 2015, 4:47 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick removed a project from T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs: Whonix 12.
Jun 13 2015, 4:48 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666163 says fstab.d support has been removed. Not a great long term solution.

Jun 13 2015, 4:48 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
HulaHoop added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

fstab.d should be available in the libmount version in Jessie:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666163

Jun 13 2015, 1:40 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

May 3 2015

Patrick added a project to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs: Whonix 12.
May 3 2015, 6:05 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Patrick added a comment to T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

Neither easier nor harder.

May 3 2015, 6:05 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix
Herald updated subscribers of T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.

With the migration to systemd, is it now easier to add this?

May 3 2015, 2:42 AM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix

Feb 7 2015

Patrick created T144: automatic shared folder mounting in VMs.
Feb 7 2015, 6:25 PM · Whonix 12, virtualizer, KVM, VirtualBox, systemd, usability, shared-folder-help, Whonix