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Old 11-15-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Can Virtual Machine do USB?


Hi I am running OpenBSD 4.3.

Are there any Virtual Machine on OpenBSD 4.3 that makes USB devices available for the guest OS? I am just trying to see if I can get some hardware to work with a Guest OS running Windows, which uses USB.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 01:07 AM   #2
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hi

I do not run BSD but am aware it has a linux compat layer. so in theory you can run the non-ose virtualbox that enables an emulated bios that emulates usb 2....but your host computer needs at least a working usb 1.1

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
 
Old 11-16-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
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Are there any Virtual Machine on OpenBSD 4.3 that makes USB devices available for the guest OS?
qemu.

http://openports.se/emulators/qemu
 
Old 11-16-2008, 04:18 AM   #4
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hi

I do not run BSD but am aware it has a linux compat layer. so in theory you can run the non-ose virtualbox that enables an emulated bios that emulates usb 2....but your host computer needs at least a working usb 1.1

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
The Linux layer is only available on i386 platforms, but I am running AMD64, so I can't actually run Linux binaries.

Thanks for the suggestion anyway, maybe they'll make a port for OpenBSD AMD64 someday.

Ocicat I will try out qemu, thanks!!
 
Old 11-16-2008, 04:56 AM   #5
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The Linux layer is only available on i386 platforms, but I am running AMD64, so I can't actually run Linux binaries.

Thanks for the suggestion anyway, maybe they'll make a port for OpenBSD AMD64 someday.
As more applications are ported to OpenBSD, the need for providing Linux emulation lessens.

Not that I am in a pivotal position within the OpenBSD project (I'm not...), but from reading the message traffic on the misc@ mailing list, I would not expect that the maintaining the emulation layer is deemed a critical priority.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 06:13 AM   #6
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Well, it could work the other way as well, like Virtual Box themselves porting Virtual Box to OpenBSD... that's what I was trying to say anyway.
 
  


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