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Fedora 16 rc.local and virtualbox

Updated on December 19, 2011 at the 21th hour
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DISCLAIMER: All views are considered my own and you should not draw any conclusions on associates.

It appears it took me quite a while to figure out how to finally get my shared folder auto-mounted on boot.

I’ll show you the error I got <---- Starting /etc/rc.local Compatibility ^[[1;31mfailed^[[0m –--->. I put the arrows there, but its from /var/log/boot.log saying that it tried to start up rc.local but failed.

This was after I followed these directions.

It specifically says on the Release Notes that you just have to create the file, so why am I following a tutorial? *sighs* Well, maybe it works, I don’t know.

Anyway, following those directions got me to that point, so I decided to try the command “systemctl status rc.local.service” to see what I would get. Good enough for me, I got the same error, so I could make changes to the rc.local file and test it immediately. It appears that the command used here, doesn’t work so well for Fedora, but I was lead there from the Fedora tutorials on their site, so my implication is valid, but it appears I was being lead on…. “Douchebags!” I yelled. The correct way to do it is here.

Essentially, here's what you want to do (all as root user or sudo command):

1. You want to create an rc.local file in let’s say /etc/init.d. Put the commands you want.

2. Use chmod a+x to give it execute permissions

3. Create a symbolic link to it inside of /etc

4. Run systemctl start rc-local.service. To see if it works.

5. Once it works, restart your computer and check if it works.

 

Have a nice day!

P.S. You could always do the fstab part instead.
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