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Mount VirtualBox shared folder on boot using fstab
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How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder when the Guest OS boots

Problem

While using VirtualBox's Guest Additions to mount shared folders provides a seamless way to mount shared folders, there are also disadvantages.

  • Shared folders will always mount in /media/sf_(share name) unless specified using through vbox drivers in the guest OS
  • Mounting does not happen at boot-time. Applications that require paths at boot will not be able to access the shared folder even after it is mounted - such as Docker.

Solution

Instead of relying on Guest Additions, if you have sudo permissions, shared folders can be mounted at boot-time using fstab. Using this approach allows

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Orthodox C++

What is Orthodox C++?

Orthodox C++ (sometimes referred as C+) is minimal subset of C++ that improves C, but avoids all unnecessary things from so called Modern C++. It's exactly opposite of what Modern C++ suppose to be.

Why not Modern C++?