View Full Version : [ubuntu] External HD does not show in VirtualBox 1.5

May 2nd, 2008, 08:26 PM
Hi, i hope someone can help me out with my problem.

So yesterday i installed VirtualBox 1.5 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron and ran Windows XP on it. After enabling USB support on it, my USB flash drive shows up in My Computer in VB when i run it. But the problem is when i try to plug in my external hd, Windows XP reognizes what the device is and it shows the little icon on the bottom right corner. But when i go to My Computer it doesn't show the External Harddrive. I tried going to Disk Management and the drive doesn't show up there as well.

I also right clicked on My computer, went to Device Manager and under disk drives it shows the harddrive and says its working properly. I clicked the volume tab and when i tried to click compute to show how much space my harddrive says it gives me an error and it can't figure out how much space my harddrive has.

Would the problem be because my laptop (Toshiba Satellite 13.3" U300 i believe) not have enough power to run an external harddrive?

Thanks for your replies.