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Old 08-14-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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Virtualbox USB issues with Linux Host and Windows 7 Guest...

I have Linux Debian as a host, and am trying to run Windows 7 as a guest. I have installed the extension pack, the guest additions, the linux-headers, added usb filters, tried enabeling and disabeling usb 2.0. I have also tried adding myself to the vboxusers group.

Basically Windows always says the "device could not be recognized", and that is if I am NOT part of the vboxusers group, if I add myself and try again, Windows will hit the blue dump screen the moment I mount the USB drive. If I put on a filter for auto mount, the Windows system will literally hit a boot time blue dump screen over and over again sending it into a restarting loop.

I was originally able to install the Windows OS via an ISO file, so the virtualbox seems to have cd/dvd capabilities. I have never been able to get the drag and drop / shared clipboard to work either.

I have tried rebooting, restarting the modules and services, and adding just about ever extension pack available.

I have x64 computer with x64 Linux, but it is x32 Windows on the guest machine. Does this matter? If it does how do I get x64 support into the virtualbox?

What am I missing?

EDIT: At this point, whether I am part of the vboxusers group or not, if I mount the usb drive Windows hits the dump screen and crashes.....

I have vboxdrv, vboxnetflt, vboxpci, and vboxnetadp....Is that all I need or am I missing a module??

EDIT: Figured it out...I found a tutorial somewhere that finally showed that I had not finilized the installation of guest additions inside of the Windows system....

Last edited by Tech7; 08-14-2014 at 08:28 PM.
Old 08-14-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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The bit deal doesn't matter or shouldn't in your case.

I use virtualbox a lot in linux to run OS's. A normal install should have worked. Some distro's make you edit some things like vbox users and may have to run some command first. (forget what that was but I think vbox tells you) Also a way to run kernel updates.

All of that shouldn't make a windows client bork. On some very odd systems you may have one of those older type of usb device. Forget which was odd, ohci??

Where did you get the windows 7 from? Some hacked ones are not full installs and may have errors.

Can borrow a W7 dvd and just use it to install for a test. No need to try to activate it.


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