View Full Version : [ubuntu] VMBOX USB problem

December 14th, 2008, 09:12 PM
i have problem in vmbox in ubuntu,i have windows xp in the vmbox work great but the problem i can't access to the USB drive,when i try to mount it from vmbox,show me this:
"Not permitted to open the USB device, check usbfs options"
any ideas??

December 14th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Are you talking about Virtualbox and are you using Intrepid.?

You might need to add the following to your fstab

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

where XXX is the group id of your vboxusers group.

December 15th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Here's what worked for me under Hardy. I've not tested it with Intrepid yet. You'll need to scroll down to the part dealing with USB support.


Also, in Hardy, I had to install Sun's version for that tutorial to work. The version in the repositories would not support USB.

December 15th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Is there meant to be a link in there ?

December 15th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Yes, sorry. I added the link.