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Thread: Karmic (64 bit), VirtualBox, and USB Reading/Writing Problems

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    Bangkok, Thailand
    Edubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Smile HOW TO FIX: Karmic (64 bit), VirtualBox, and USB Reading/Writing Problems

    For those who run Karmic AND VirtualBox 3.1.2 and are having trouble getting your virtual systems to read and write to USB devices, here's an easy way to permanently fix that problem. This post is an addition to by bodhi.zazen and is Karmic-specific.

    1. Go to System>Administration>Users and Groups
    2. Click on your user name and unlock
    3. Click on "manage groups"
    4. Scroll down until you see "vboxusers." Click on it and then on "Propertiers"
    5. Click on any and all accounts you want to add to VirtualBox. This would generally be you. Don't click on root
    6. Close everything
    7. Reboot

    TAH DAH! You are done! Now USB devices can be read and written to!
    Last edited by wangsuda; December 30th, 2009 at 04:04 AM.

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