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Old 10-13-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy "Help Me!!" how virtualbox detect my USB Drive?


"Help Me!!" how virtualbox detect my USB Drive?
Please Help.

My OS is linux mandriva and im using windows xp for my virtualbox
I want to detect my USB Drive in virtualbox kindly help
 
Old 10-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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Kindly see attachment

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Old 10-14-2010, 12:33 AM   #3
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If your virtual machine is running in Windows, here's the solution:

* In the VirtualBox GUI, click on USB (small icon in the list of devices).
* Then check "Enable USB Controller" and "Enable USB EHCI controlling."
* Lowest on the beach, you'll see a list of icons to your right. Check first. A box appears "a new filter. Check it.
* By clicking on the icon below represantative a USB plug with a +, you'll see a list of drivers.
* Select the one that corresponds to your USB drive. Check it added in the filter window.


Basically, when you start the virtual machine, Windows (the host) will now seek to inherit VirtualBox driver (not the native system) and attach it to your virtual machine. Answer yes to all questions and agree that it is an unsigned driver ......

Open guest.It is not yet installed the driver, so you must disconnect and reconnect the key.

In principle, the system should start your quest key.
 
Old 10-14-2010, 01:07 AM   #4
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sir from where can i download virtualbox driver
 
Old 10-14-2010, 01:12 AM   #5
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sir from where can i download the vbox driver for usb drive
 
Old 10-14-2010, 07:57 AM   #6
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Install the 'guest additions' in the guest OS.
 
Old 10-14-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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I may be wrong but I believe that the free version of VirtualBox does not support the use of USB drives. Which version are you running?

Play Bonny!
 
Old 10-15-2010, 02:06 AM   #8
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im running virtualbox 2.2.0
 
Old 10-15-2010, 02:07 AM   #9
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i already install vbox addition but nothings happening
 
Old 10-15-2010, 02:07 AM   #10
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i cant use usb drive in my virtualbox
 
Old 10-15-2010, 02:30 AM   #11
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Eh, what type of VirtualBox do you use?

Is it OSE? If it's OSE then you can't use a USB drive with that.



However.... there is a bit of a workaround. It's clunky, but it works for me.

Basically, you must mount the USB drive in Linux and then add the mount point as a drive in VirtualBox's setup.

Go to Devices and then Shared folders and add the mount point there. Then in VirtualBox / Windows go to \\vboxsvr\ and look for your new USB drive there.
 
Old 10-15-2010, 02:36 AM   #12
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i want to run it like this..

not in shared folder

wat if i use my vbox to detect a usb type printer

im using vbox 2.2.0

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Old 10-15-2010, 02:37 AM   #13
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:34 AM   #14
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Check out
http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html

and read the USB section.

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Old 10-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #15
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With USB drives, especially, there are two different issues.

1. Virtualbox recognizing the USB drive

2. Windows seeing the USB drive

When you click on "Devices" on the Virtualbox window, does it show you the USB drive ok?

If not, it's a VB issue.

But if the USB drive is listed ok under "Devices", but it's not showing in Windows then you have to also install it under Windows.

Windows will recognize some USB drives automatically in Virtualbox, but there are some that it doesn't. In that case, with the USB drive plugged in, go to "Control Panel", then "Install New Hardware" and let it detect and install the USB drive or the USB controller that comes with Windows but may not have been originally installed.

Once you've done that, the USB drive should be visible and accessible under Windows.

I had forgotten this but had to re-learn this myself yesterday!!
 
  


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