Date Mon 16 December 2013 Tags node / azure

So, for the first error I was unable to npm install a hello world express app. Here's the error:

npm ERR! Error: EROFS, symlink '../express/bin/express'

I went to root and installed -g express, no luck. Searching the web, I came across this [VirtualBox] Enable Symlinks on Shared Folders and it seems that since Virtualbox 4.1.8, you can't do any symlinks anymore on shared folder - it's a feature! Solution, as long as you are aware of the security risk:

VBoxManage setextradata :VM_NAME VBoxInternal2/SharedFoldersEnableSymlinksCreate/:SHARE_NAME 1

It only works if you run VirtualBox as Admininstrator.