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Old 10-13-2009, 02:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by baronobeefdip View Post
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)
Probably a permissions issue. Do you have an entry for usb in /etc/fstab? Something like this
none  /proc/bus/usb  usbfs  devgid=83,devmode=664
Assuming you have a line in fstab similar to the above, check what group the devgid refers to. Using the 83 example above
grep 83 /etc/group
The user running the VirtualBox VM needs to be a member of that group (or devmode needs to be 666 but that's bad security). If they are not a member of that group then the USB devices in a VM's window will be greyed-out. You can list your groups using the groups command.
Old 10-13-2009, 04:44 AM   #17
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I've merged two closely-related threads----since each one wound up on the same question, and both had answers.

In the future, there are at least 2 logical options:
1. Ask the derivative question in the same thread, but do not start a new on with the same question.
2. Start a new thread with the new question

Either way, don't put the same question in 2 different threads.....


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