Ubuntu Virtualbox with host git-data folder


I am trying to setup gitlab inside a virtual box running Ubuntu 16.04.

Actual installation is pretty straightforward, but I struggle, when trying to use a shared folder from the host for my project data. Thereby I always receive:

Error executing action ‘run’ on resource ‘ruby block[directory resource: /media/myShare ]’ and chef will abort.

Some research and carefully reading of the manual reveils that gitlab does not like symbolic links in data folders. Using ‘mount -t…’ to hookup the share, does not create a symbolic link.

How can I get this working? Or is it simply impossible to use gitlab with a shared folder from virtualbox?