Originally Posted by Albert Gerber
I followed your advice about installing Guest Additions, first tried it in Knoppix which didn't accept it but closed Knoppix and opened PC/OS and it installed without problem. I still have no access to the USB flash drives but it does see the USB printer and I used it to print some info. I would much rather copy and past but without the flash drives I have no place to put the document.
as a workaround you may mount the usb on the host,
go to Virtualbox, settings, shared_folder and set the mount point as a shared folder (say ~/My_Share.
$ mkdir /home/user_name/My_share
# mount /dev/sdb1 /home/user_name/My_Share
exit root and boot the guest:
# mkdir /media/shared_folder
# mount -t vboxsf My_Share /media/shared_folder
after shuting down the gues umount the stick:
# umount /home/user_name/My_Share.
as said: a workaround, i read it over here and just checked. it works (but i had to mount it in my home-folder).
You may choose the name in your home and the name in the guest as you like, but they must be different.