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February 12th, 2010, 07:00 AM
well, i need this virtualbox machine because i dont want to mess up my music, ive got too much music going on in my ipod so i want to manage it through itunes, ive got 2 problems doing this, 1st- i cant get virtualbox to get the usb port, it tells "no available devices, and second, i cant get my music folder that is not inside the virtual machine to be shared with the windows vm..
PD: i was wondering, is it able and fully capable of hosting a mac os?
(for iphone apps programming)
February 12th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Ubuntu is your guest OS? What is your Host OS?
this is probably a better question to ask google or virtualbox forums...
February 12th, 2010, 07:06 AM
im running ubuntu karmic and in ubuntu i have a virtualbox with windows on it
February 12th, 2010, 07:10 AM
VirtualBox OSE (which is the one in the repos) does not support USB.
You'll need the full version. But I haven't even gotten that to work yet with Fedora 12. Seems the latest Virtualbox and Fedora 12 don't get along, so you may have better luck.
You can go to Oracle/Sun's website and find instructions for downloading and installing the full version (personal use only) on Ubuntu. At least I think that's where I found the instructions.
Edit: I just checked. I added "http:/download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian karmic non-free" to my software sources and installed virtualbox-3.1 through Synaptic.
February 12th, 2010, 07:19 AM
Uninstall OSE if you have not yet and download the full version
to share folders, click settings> shared folders
February 12th, 2010, 07:20 AM
I was just about to post the URL.
February 12th, 2010, 07:25 AM
about the mac os, is it possible???
my laptop is a dell inspiron 1420
February 12th, 2010, 07:27 AM
I suspect the Mac option is possible, although I've never tried it.
At the URL provided, there is some documentation. Try giving that a read.
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