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Old 01-20-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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VirtualBox installed a Mac driver on Linux. Can't uninstall

New to Linux, running Linux Mint 17.3 64-bit. I have a clean install of Windows 7 running in VirtualBox 5.0. I tried to install the Windows driver for a Canon P215II scanner from within VirtualBox, using the installation disk. The installation disk wound up putting “CaptureOnTouch Lite for Mac” on my Linux desktop instead. On a properly functioning Windows machine, opening the lid of the scanner pops up a directory titled “CapureOnTouch”. Clicking the folder launches the app. I was expecting the app to launch within VB, but opening the lid pops up the folder in the Linux workspace, instead. The app, not surprisingly, doesn't work. “Computer” in Linux shows OnTouch in the “devices” section, though.

I can't find the driver or device in Win7 Control Panel or Device Manager within VirtualBox, nor in Software Manager or Synaptic in Linux. “Properties” gives the following info on the app in Linux:

Name: CaptureOnTouch Lite
Type: Folder (inode/directory)
Contents: 50 items, totalling 389.9 kB

After a little research, I've tried “rm -rf” to get the folders off Linux. The commands seem to be working as I'd expect, but don't remove the folders. “sudo apt-get remove” tells me it isn't a package.

Info.plist and pkginfo are files within the OnTouch folder in Linux. Both open gedit, which has simply “APPL????”

If someone can think of an approach to remove this, please let me know, I really don't want to reinstall. Minimal jargon, if possible. Thanks for any help.
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generally speaking, virtualbox presents virtual devices to the guest os, so i doubt it makes much sense to install a driver for your actual scanner hardware inside the vm.

you should first figure out how to present the scanner to virtualbox and your guest os, then install the driver for that (virtual?) device inside your windows vm.

apart from that i know next to nothing about windows. since xp.
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Seems that you installed the program to the Linux system and not in Windows. If it used wine to install the windows program then you'd need to maybe look in home/.wine/c_drive/program files or use the wine uninstaller. Unless I don't get the question.
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