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Old 04-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Kali Linux in VirtualBox


Hello everyone,

I started using Linux literally yesterday. I installed a Kali Linux VM in VirtualBox and have been getting familiar with it. The issue I'm having is that one of my USB drives is not being recognized. The error I get is "Failed to attach the USB device to the virtual machine Kali Linux. USB device is busy with a previous request."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
 
Old 04-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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You may need to unmount them in the host operating system. In Windows I think you do it by right-clicking the drive in explorer and selecting something like "safely remove".
 
Old 04-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thank you. I tried that first. I unmounted it and it still didn't work. I restarted both the VM and the PC and am still getting the same error message.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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Is your user (default username in Kali is root) in the "vboxusers" group?

Code:
usermod -a -G vboxusers username

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