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Old 06-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
shakti.mickey
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Smile usb not working in virtual box


I have installed linux 14 nadia as my host os,and installed virtual box version 4.1.18-1 to run windows xp on it.All is fine but xp is unable to attach usb devices. I have created vboxusers by terminal command but no use.Please reply a step by step easy procedure to save me..........Thank u so much////////
 
Old 06-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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usb devices are attached to host os. You have to explicitly tell VitrualBox to detach usb from host and attach it to guest. at any given time usb are either attached to host or guest.

While the XP virtual machine is running, goto Devices -> USB Devices and select the usb device. that usb device is removed from host and attached to guest (in this case xp). when you safely remove usb device from guest, it will be attached back to host again.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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Forgot to mention, have you installed VirtualBox Extension Pack? if not, then do following steps:

1. Download VB extension pack: VirtualBox 4.1.18 Extension Pack

2. Install ext pack:
Code:
$ sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.18-78361.vbox-extpack
3. Recompile the vbox module:
Code:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
4. follow steps in post #2


Note: the latest version of VirtualBox is 4.2.12. i recommend you install the latest version
 
Old 06-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mddesai View Post
Forgot to mention, have you installed VirtualBox Extension Pack? if not, then do following steps:

1. Download VB extension pack: VirtualBox 4.1.18 Extension Pack

2. Install ext pack:
Code:
$ sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.18-78361.vbox-extpack
3. Recompile the vbox module:
Code:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
4. follow steps in post #2


Note: the latest version of VirtualBox is 4.2.12. i recommend you install the latest version
Thank for answering I tried the given link and downloaded VB but there is an error while extracting files
 
Old 06-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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I tried the given link and downloaded VB but there is an error while extracting files
Don’t extract, just install extension pack using VBoxManage. If there is version conflict, then choose the proper VirtualBox and its corresponding Extension Pack from following link. I still recommend you to install latest version 4.2.12.

Version 4.2.12:
VirtualBox
Extension Pack

Older Versions:
VirtualBox (Old Builds)
 
Old 06-11-2013, 12:19 AM   #6
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While the extension packs may be needed you have to highlight winsxp & go to settings in vbox before starting wins system.
It's listed under usb settings.
http://www.virtuatopia.com/index.php...chine_Settings
 
  


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