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Old 09-29-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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how do i give virtualbox access to my usb devices


for the hardware that isn't supported in pclinuxos i installed windows xp home inside virtualbox so i can print and scan while still using linux i also want it to support my usb flash drive so i can transfer into and from my virtual machine
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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hi

you need to non-ose edition to use usb in vbox.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:58 PM   #3
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how do i do that i need a walk through on this
 
Old 09-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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hi

uninstall your ose editon using your packagemanager then

download link for a 32 bit system
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...007-1.i586.rpm

if you have a 64 bit AMD cpu try
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...1-1.x86_64.rpm

when it loads...when you run it...look at the top and see devices....click on it...click on usb devices....click on the usb device you want to mount.
Do not mount it in your host sytem first.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 07:30 AM   #5
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oh i see, i guess it was kinda pointless downloading it from the repositories

can i use this to share printers with machines running windows
 
Old 09-30-2009, 06:29 PM   #6
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sorry I do not run windows in vbox hope someone else knows
 
Old 10-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #7
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well thanks for your help though, i was going to install windows on it then insstall the drivers to all my printting and scanning devices, then setup a sharing network with my printers to every computer in the house then i won't have to boot into winddows anymore (i don't know how to dual boot so windows and linux are on 2 different hard drives so whenever i feel like switching i open the computer up and plug in the ide cable into the desired drive alot of hassel)
 
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how do i run the rpm file install in pclinuxos 2009.2
 
Old 10-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #9
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how do i install a rpm file in pclinuxos 2009.2

i was asking a question about virtualbox in this forum
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...evices-758554/

and aus9 gave me a link (btw thanks) that led me to a rpm package and i don't know how to install it

i really need this program to connect printers that aren't compatible with linux (my windows desktop is near the road to crashing and i can't re-install it because all of my serial codes have been used
 
Old 10-12-2009, 01:24 PM   #10
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Quote:
i don't know how to install it
This should work.
Quote:
INSTALLING, UPGRADING, AND REMOVING PACKAGES:
rpm {-i|--install} [install-options] PACKAGE_FILE ...
This is from the man page for rpm. So in short, try 'rpm -i thenameofthepackage.rpm' ( without the quotes ). Do this as root.
 
Old 10-12-2009, 01:29 PM   #11
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how do i install a rpm file in pclinuxos 2009.2

Do you have the rpm binary installed? If not you'll have to do that first.

Then try "rpm --install --test PACKAGE_FILE"

The "--test" option will show you what will happen. Repeat without "--test" if things look OK. If there are unresolved dependencies you'll have to track down the necessary packages and install them too.
 
Old 10-12-2009, 01:46 PM   #12
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will it work if i typed

rpm -i (then dragged and droped the rpm file into the terminal window, deleted the quotation marks) then pressed enter
 
Old 10-12-2009, 01:53 PM   #13
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You can't "drag and drop" into any terminal that I have used...

Just cd to the directory containing the file and then issue the command----using your example:
"rpm -i filename"

Hint: For filename, enter just enough of it so that it is unique, then "*". So--for example

instead of:
rpm -i newfancyLinux_SW_versionXYZ.3.1A.tar.gz.rpm.jpg

do:
rpm -i newfancy*
 
Old 10-12-2009, 02:37 PM   #14
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You can drag and drop file these day, it work if the path start with a /
 
Old 10-12-2009, 10:46 PM   #15
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pkay the rpm file that was provided for the 32 bit version worked and i am using virtualbox and my peripherals that didn't have linux drivers are working

but my usb flash drive isn't, it comes up on the device filter but it isn't selectable, is there a reason why it is doing this and how do i make it work (so i can transfer files from linux to windows in the virtual machine without using the internet)
 
  


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