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Like I said, I COULD hypothetically, use a Windows partition editor and give myself some free partition space at the very end of my RAID. But the problem then comes into installing the dual boot, which has wiped everything for me in the past. It's not worth the risk.

All I wanted to do, was play around in Linux a bit with a VM. And get the general feel behind it. I know this isn't the "best" way to use Linux, but its the only way that I am willing to do so, at this time. If I can manage to figure out how to get my essential programs to work in Linux with the VM, then great. I MIGHT eventually move to a dual boot with my next format. But until that time, I just want access to it in the VM, so I can tinker in it.

And don't tell me that the VM holds it back. Ubuntu is working just fine in the VM, and even able to play games, even 3D ones. Some of the more demanding ones skip around pretty badly, but that's because they're not accessing my hardware direct, which I already know.
Right, but when you go to setting it up next time you will be back to square one. That's because setting up VM "hardware" compared to real hardware is vastly different. Couple that with the other solutions you'll need to do (mount NTFS, WIFI, Sharing, ect...) you could have learned that in the amount of time it took to set up the VM. That's all I was saying, that you'd learn more essential skills.

I'm pretty sure the problems with Linux and stuff might be the raid setup you use. But I dunno how it's set up or how well Linux supports different raids (as I don't use them). Maybe I'll get a raid setup when I do my next upgrade, then I'll come back and give you advice.
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alright since those commands worked, we will need to do a few things, first thing we need to do is setup ubuntu to boot with the vboxvfs module, or adding it to fstab will fail.

open up terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/modules

once it is open, start a new line, and type in:

vboxvfs

save, but don't exit out yet. go to file, open, /etc/fstab, it will open in a new tab.

start a new line and add this:

<use the name of the shared folder here> /home/username/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

save and now you can exit gedit, with any luck, restarting now, the machine share folder should now automount to /home/username/share like it did when we manually mounted it.
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I didn't miss it.

I followed it down to a T, but didn't work . Said there was a problem mounting, press S to skip or M to manually fix it or something, on bootup.

I think the problem is, when I got the share to work the first time using your first set of directions and explanations, there was a slight mis-spelling.

You said vboxsf, I used vboxfs. Or it might be the other way around.

In either event, when I followed these last directions, something didn't go right. I'm assuming I have something backwards again.
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Just remounted it again using this:

sudo mount -t vboxsf <use the name of the shared folder here> /home/username/share

To the T.

sudo mount -t vboxsf f_drive /home/justin/share

EDIT:
Redoing those last directions, I changed fstab to show the proper "vboxsf". I used "vboxfs" the first time.

Still says:
"An error occured while mounting /home/justin/share."
"Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery."

This is upon bootup, it hangs here until I press S.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 2/7/11 at 8:41pm
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did you add:

vboxvfs

that to /etc/modules?

ubuntu has changed, it could be a different way they mount 3rd party modules now, i will do a bit of searching, i could be mistaken on how the modules load.
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did you add:

vboxvfs

that to /etc/modules?

ubuntu has changed, it could be a different way they mount 3rd party modules now, i will do a bit of searching, i could be mistaken on how the modules load.
Yes I did. Followed the directions to a T. The only thing I screwed up on was the last part (I thought), and went back and changed that. That would be fstab that I thought I screwed up on.
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Modules shows:
Code:
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

lp
rtc
vboxvfs
fstab shows:
Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=3a631f65-166b-493d-9e6d-9c052992b9cf /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=a9cdc346-8c43-4905-b297-20ad670f0ab3 none            swap    sw              0       0
share /home/justin/share vboxsf defaults 0 0
EDIT:
Oh, I see the problem.

fstab:
share /home/justin/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

Should say:
f_drive /home/justin/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

Fixed and rebooted.

And it works!!!!
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okay open back up fstab in gedit with this command in terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

is the machine shared folder in vbox (when you first set it up?) called share or f_drive?
change:

if its called share use this:

share /home/username/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

to

share /home/username/share vboxsf rw,uid=1000,gid=1000

if it is f_drive use:

share /home/username/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

to

f_drive /home/username/share vboxsf rw,uid=1000,gid=1000
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Modules shows:
Code:
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

lp
rtc
vboxvfs
fstab shows:
Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=3a631f65-166b-493d-9e6d-9c052992b9cf /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=a9cdc346-8c43-4905-b297-20ad670f0ab3 none            swap    sw              0       0
share /home/justin/share vboxsf defaults 0 0
EDIT:
Oh, I see the problem.

fstab:
share /home/justin/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

Should say:
f_drive /home/justin/share vboxsf defaults 0 0

Fixed and rebooted.

And it works!!!!
then disregard my post about the changes, no point in fixing what aint broken i just thought it might work the other way as well, but the first way i told you is the default way to load drives up automatically with fstab

anything else that you need help with?
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then disregard my post about the changes, no point in fixing what aint broken i just thought it might work the other way as well, but the first way i told you is the default way to load drives up automatically with fstab

anything else that you need help with?
I successfully even changed it myself . Instead of using "share" I'm now auto mounting to "Storage". I also moved "share" to the trash. Now if only I could find "trash"......

A few more questions (for now):
I have the built in chat thingy (up at the top of the screen) setup properly. But for some odd reason, after I first set it up, it won't login to any of my accounts. Not sure why???

Evolution mail, still isn't finding my email account (hotmail). It just comes up with "Error while fetching mail". Again, not sure why, as I thought I set it up correctly. This never did work. I also copied and pasted the proper server to fetch the mail from, from my Windows Live mail client in Windows.

I'm honestly lost on both of these issues. There is no way to get my chat clients to login, as there's no login button??? And the mail never did work, so I likely missed a step there. The chat client DID work properly the first time I set it up, and put my accounts in. It quit working after a restart though.

Otherwise, now I THINK its just tweaking stuff that I probably shouldn't mess with, getting music to play, and getting Compiz to work (which may not). Maybe even install KDE? Last time I tried it errored though.
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NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
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Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
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Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
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Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
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60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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