Friday, October 23, 2015

Install Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on Windows 10/VirtualBox

Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. This video show how to install Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on Windows 10 with VirtualBox. (Basically, it's same as Install Ubuntu 15.10 on Windows 10/VirtualBox).


Download Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 and install on VirtualBox.


Insert Guest Additions CD Image to improve display resolution.


Create shared folder between guest Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 and host Windows 10.

To share folder, setup Shared Folder in VirtualBox Setting of the guest, assign a machine folder in host. Then run the command in guest Ubuntu Linux
$ sudo mount -t vboxsf vbShare mntShare

where:
vbShare is the shared folder in host, and assigned as Shared Folder in VirtualBox Setting of the guest.
mntShare is the folder in guest Ubuntu Linux.


remark@2015-11-14:
Starting with version 4.0, VirtualBox can mount shared folders automatically. This post show how to create share folder between host Windows (D:\vbShare) and guest Ubuntu Linux (/media/sf_vbShare), and add current user to the vboxsf group.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This works quite good, but ... if I reboot my Ubuntu, the shared folder does not work any more.
Apparently the "Auto-mount" feature does not work (or does not work how I expect it).

With xubuntu or mint I create /etc/rc.local with the mount command and it works with rebooting the
system. But with Ubuntu 15.10 this solution does not function.

Is it possible to call mountShare.sh anywhere in the boot process?

Andr.oid Eric said...

Starting with version 4.0, VirtualBox can mount shared folders automatically. read How to create share folder between host Windows (D:\vbShare) and guest Ubuntu Linux (/media/sf_vbShare), and add current user to the vboxsf group.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for your answer. This is very, very userful.

My problem was here, that when I rollbacked my machine to a saved status, the "Auto-mount" feature was not checked any more. I checked it, said OK, ran Ubuntu 15.10, closed it with rollback and then was not checked. The "problem" did not occur any more, when I created a new machine savepoint. Aparently I did my first savepoint with "unchecked" ;-(

For users, who want to have a graphical frontend for group management, they can use
sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
and call the programm in start menu "User and groups".

I created a soft link in my home-User directory to the shared sf-Folder like:
ln -s /media/sf_vbShare to_host_system

For me, all works now perfect with your help.