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Thread: Problem getting Share Folders and Copy & Paste on Kali Rolling - Virtualbox

  1. #1
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    Problem getting Share Folders and Copy & Paste on Kali Rolling - Virtualbox

    Hi, I made a new instalation on Virtualbox machine, follow the instructions publish on the website, but i cant get work the virtualbox sharing folders and copy & paste bidirectional.

    I try installing guest adition like the older version and try with apt-get install virtual... and nothing.

    Any help please?

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    I had the same problem with my installation of kali-2016.1 on Virtual box. Following steps fixed it for me.

    apt-get purge virtualbox-guest-x11
    apt-get autoremove --purge
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11
    reboot

    Of course, you have to enable bidirectional copy & paste and shared folder option in Virtua box Machine setup.

  3. #3
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    I try it, but nothing :-( any other suggestion?

    And I have problem getting my Alfa adapter on Monitor mode too, so I donto know if it's about the same, cause It works fine if I use it on Kali stand alone.

  4. #4
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    Ok, I make it work:

    Just did:

    1.- apt autoremove
    2.- apt-get remove && apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
    3.- apt autoremove

    And now it's working the saher and copy&paste.

    But still having problems with the alfa adapter: I'm here -->> https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...8virtualbox%29

    Thanks for the help.

  5. #5
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    Thank you. This worked much much better than the other stuff I've tried. Full screen and shared clipboard now work like a charm. But I'm still having issues with the drag and drop. It "allows" me to drag and drop files into the guest system but the files never actually show up. Any ideas? I'm working from a windows host.

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    i created this account just to say thank you! after the update some weird things were happening with vbox and LYAKOV's solution got my desktop back at full screen!

    thanks a ton mate!

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    Hi, I was having the same problem and I tried this method, but after the second reboot, kali linux is not even capturing my mouse and I cannot navigate the screen. Any idea what's happening?

  8. #8
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    Thans mate

    Quote Originally Posted by lyakov View Post
    I had the same problem with my installation of kali-2016.1 on Virtual box. Following steps fixed it for me.

    apt-get purge virtualbox-guest-x11
    apt-get autoremove --purge
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11
    reboot

    Of course, you have to enable bidirectional copy & paste and shared folder option in Virtua box Machine setup.
    I just make this acc to thank U. It took me almost 2 days to make it work nothing worked until i read urs post ty so much

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    lyakov's solution also worked for me, thanks!

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by lyakov View Post
    I had the same problem with my installation of kali-2016.1 on Virtual box. Following steps fixed it for me.

    apt-get purge virtualbox-guest-x11
    apt-get autoremove --purge
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    reboot
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11
    reboot

    Of course, you have to enable bidirectional copy & paste and shared folder option in Virtua box Machine setup.
    Great just solve the problem.
    its very helpfull if you explain in detail

  11. #11
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    Missing steps

    Thank you for the help, however these steps wasn't enough for my, for some reason. It didn't appear in the media directory after configuring the share, as described in some manuals online.
    I'm using 2017.3 with vbox 5.2.2.

    Here're the extra steps (mounting the shared folder in the guest OS):
    1. create a folder, with whichever name you want wherever you want - this is the mountpoint
    2. mount -t vboxsf [-o OPTIONS] sharename mountpoint
    3. In order to persist the change, you need to modify /etc/fstab and add the following line: sharename /media/vbox_shared_folder vboxsf defaults 0 0


    NOTE: the sharename is what you configured when you defined the folder.

    See some details and different answers here.
    Detailed manual from VirtualBox here.

    Hope it helps anyone.

  12. #12
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    @guyarad - Thanks for the help. I was having same issue as you. Followed your steps and issue is now solved.

  13. #13
    Hi lyakov,
    I am having the same problem and followed your instructions but didnt worked for me. I will be kind if you will guide me. Thanks in advance.

  14. #14
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    @DermotDerwin try my suggested solution above

  15. #15
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    Solution also worked for me, thank you lyakov!

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