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    VirtualBox USB -- I've tried the fixes and it still doesn't work

    Like the title says, I've added usbusers group, added the line

    none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=46,devmode=664 0 0

    to fstab, changed 40-permissions.rules to

    # USB devices (usbfs replacement)
    #SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", MODE="0664"
    SUBSYSTEM==”usb_device”, GROUP=”usbusers”, MODE=”0664′′

    changed mountdevsubfs.sh to remove the #'s so it's

    #
    # Magic to make /proc/bus/usb work
    #
    mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

    (question -- should there be 2 dashes before rbind above? mine has two but most directions i've seen seem to show one... not sure if that matters...)

    but it still won't work. xp will recognize new hardware and attempt to install it (sometimes successfully -- as far as it says), but the drives still don't show up in My Computer.

    Any advice?

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    Re: VirtualBox USB -- I've tried the fixes and it still doesn't work

    There should be two dashes infront of rbind. That's the only question I can answer because I use vmware server.

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    Re: VirtualBox USB -- I've tried the fixes and it still doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by A-dogg View Post
    ...
    changed mountdevsubfs.sh to remove the #'s so it's

    #
    # Magic to make /proc/bus/usb work
    #
    mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
    ...
    just out of curiousity, did you remember to reboot after you modified mountdevsubfs.sh ?? i had to for mine to work..
    t.t.d.
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    Re: VirtualBox USB -- I've tried the fixes and it still doesn't work

    90% sure I rebooted right after i made the change, but I've rebooted a number of times since then and nothing. It's weird, XP says it's installed the new hardware and recognized it, but it doesn't show up.

    Oh, well... for now I've just created a shared folder and transfer stuff from my usb drive to linux to the shared folder and into xp. not that annoying.

    happy new year back!

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    Re: VirtualBox USB -- I've tried the fixes and it still doesn't work

    I would really like to find the definitive fix, as I have had no luck with the "fixes," either, and I want to use USB software like my scanner through Windows XP on VirtualBox.

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    Re: VirtualBox USB -- I've tried the fixes and it still doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by 50words View Post
    I would really like to find the definitive fix, as I have had no luck with the "fixes," either, and I want to use USB software like my scanner through Windows XP on VirtualBox.
    yea , this is asinine.
    Last edited by Wiebelhaus; January 13th, 2008 at 04:32 PM.
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