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Thread: How do I enable USB support in VirtualBox?

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    How do I enable USB support in VirtualBox?

    I have used VirtualBox on Windows and now am using it on my Linux. So how do I enable USB support in virtual OS's? I have lots of files on my 4GB Flashdrive that I need to use and install on my virtual copy of WindowsXP. I'm stumped ...

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    Re: How do I enable USB support in VirtualBox?

    I think that its still only able to do USB with the PUEL version which is available from VirtualBox homepage.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/USB
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    Re: How do I enable USB support in VirtualBox?

    2 for tuxxy...
    Thanks, sort of, for the info. Too bad I don't have time tonight to work on it.
    Well thanks anyways.

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    Re: How do I enable USB support in VirtualBox?

    I think you have to pay for the USB function to be enabled on your Virtualbox application. That's the one thing the free version does not have.

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    Re: How do I enable USB support in VirtualBox?

    nope... USB support is included with the free version... it's what i am using right now...

    i am testing ubuntu before making a complete switch host OS is windows while guest OS is Ubuntu...

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    Re: How do I enable USB support in VirtualBox?

    open your terminal and type this :

    sudo gedit /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh
    your gedit application (text editor) will be like this:

    #
    # 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
    Change the script With this (copy dan replace)

    #
    # 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
    Log Out & Log In Again Then Usb Can be use in your VB..

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