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I have an OSX host with a ubuntu VM trying to mount a shared folder.

I'm using the options:

sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=100 pg ~/pg-host

The folder mounts fine, however it appears that the mounted directory is case-insensitive, even though my OSX drive is formatted case-sensitive.

Are there any options to control this behavior ?

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Are you sure it's formatted case-sensitive? By default HFS+ volumes are case-preserving case-insensitive. Unless you performed a custom format on your disk that is likely the case. –  Kamil Kisiel Mar 4 '10 at 1:01
    
Yeah I custom formatted the disk. My fear is that virtualbox doesn't understand that's a possibility and just assumes HFS is case-insensitive. –  rhettg Mar 4 '10 at 1:32
    
Anecdotally, (and slightly OT) I've had bad luck with formatting HFS+ as case sensitive. I came across several app bundles that assume case insensitive, and would fail strangely. –  Scott Pack Mar 4 '10 at 3:51
    
I tested and have the same results, on MAC host, can create blah & Blah, in the virtual machine (Ubuntu for me), on a non-shared directory, the same is true. Once I cd into a shared folder however, the test fails! I might have to break down and file a bug report. –  quickshiftin Jan 13 '13 at 21:53
    
This seems to be pretty old but I was wondering if you ever found a solution? –  jmreicha Nov 6 at 17:15

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