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Virtualbox OS - how do you get the USB Flash Drive device to work on it?

  Date: Dec 03    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 500

Virtualbox OS - how do you get the USB Flash Drive device to work on it?

Is there a way to get the Virtual Windows XP to accept USB Flash Drive device to
copy video clips? It seems to pick up the USB Flash Drive device in the Ubuntu
linux instead of the Virtual Windows XP where I want it to be.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 03    

Have you installed VirtualBox from the repositories? This is one of the
rare occasions when you need to go to the website and install from there
(download the .deb iirc - it's plain sailing from there). The version in
the repositories is, as someone put it recently, crippled, and won't see
the USB. This is probably the answer to your CD Burner question as well.
I believe the better version is known as PUEL, someone will correct me
if I got that wrong.

Once it's installed you can go to settings and enable disk drives, usb
and other peripherals, or you can enable them on the fly while windows
is running in VB, at the icons in the bottom right (except when you're

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 03    

Thanks I will check into this.

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 03    

In The VirtualBox in USB ab select ( enable USB controller and Enable USB 2.0
(EHCI Controller)

Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 03    

Something just occurred to me, have you set up a shared folder in
Virtualbox? I have one called VMShared and it makes it easy to share files.
I save them in my Windows VM to this folder which shows in Windows under the
network folders and in my home folder of Ubuntu as VMShared. Then I can move
files back and forth easily. This is especially useful for large files such
as videos.