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October 30th, 2009, 09:43 PM
How do i enable usb on ubuntu virtual box for a windows guest?
October 30th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Okay Timmy...you're name's Timmy, right? Well, it is now...
Anyhow Timmy, this is what you do...nothing. It's already set up.
The only thing you need to do is this - When you plug something into the USB port there Timmy, right click on the little USB icon in the lower right of your VirtualBox...from there, select the item (if you have multiple items plugged in, you'll see several, select from the list) once you click on it, the Virtual Windows will "see" it.
Pretty slick, eh Timmy?
October 31st, 2009, 04:29 AM
see but that is the issue. I wouldnt post for something that simple.
There is no usb icon anywhere. There is no usb option in settings. I dont see usb anywhere in the corner i can see CD floppy(which i dont have), adapters and shared folders. Is there something that im missing here?
October 31st, 2009, 04:41 AM
Which edition of Virtualbox have you installed, the OSE version from the repository which doesn't support USB or the PUEL version from the virtualbox website which does ?
You also need guest additions installed.
November 1st, 2009, 12:07 AM
What howefield said, Timmy.
You need the guest additions.
November 2nd, 2009, 11:13 PM
I got the one from the repositories but I will download the one from the website hopefully that works
November 2nd, 2009, 11:15 PM
yes, the one in repos does not work with usb
November 3rd, 2009, 02:06 AM
thanks alot i got everything to work
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