On our most recent project in work, homestead started failing on vagrant up. The error was

Failed to mount folders in Linux guest. This is usually because the “vboxsf” file system is not available. Please verify that the guest additions are properly installed in the guest and can work properly. The command attempted was:

mount -t vboxsf -o uid=`id -u vagrant`,gid=`getent group vagrant | cut -d: -f3`, home_vagrant_project /home/vagrant/folder mount -t vboxsf -o uid=`id -u vagrant`,gid=`id -g vagrant`, home_vagrant_project /home/vagrant/folder

The error output from the last command was:

/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device

This post on Stack Overflow offered me a solution that worked

The line config.vbguest.auto_update = false needed to be added to the Vagrantfile within the do|config| loop at the end.

After that, a simple vagrant destroy followed by a vagrant up sorted me out.

Ian McCarthy

A 30 something year old Irish developer