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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    help with mounting flash on virtual box

    hi i need help on mounting my usb devises on vitual box in linux

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Re: help with mounting flash on virtual box

    1. Which version of virtual box are you using?
    2. Which Os are you using as host, and which one as guest?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Juja, KENYA
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Smile Re: help with mounting flash on virtual box

    First start virtual box.
    before starting the machine if its windows xp you want to run, click on settings and select shared folders.
    click on the add icon and add a new shared folder. This should be your flash drive.
    next save the settings and start the virtual machine.
    install virtual box additions in the virtual machine by running setup from virtualbox iso image on my computer. this will usually be in the place of the cd drive of the virtual machine.
    after installing the virtual box additions or if already installed,click on start menu and open the run icon.
    then type


    where share name is the name of the flash disk!!!
    This should open up the usb drive.


    open Windows Explorer and look for it under “My Networking Places” -> “Entire Network” -> “VirtualBox
    Shared Folders”. By right-clicking on a shared folder and selecting “Map network drive”
    from the menu that pops up, you can assign a drive letter to that shared folder.

    Hope that helps!!



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