[ubuntu-uk] virtualBox

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Jul 5 22:19:42 BST 2009

On 5 Jul 2009 at 19:19, Norman Silverstone wrote:

> > They have a very comprehensive manual on their website in pdf form.
> > I've found it clearly describes every configuration option I've
> > needed.
> I have looked at the manual but I cannot find an answer to my problem so
> perhaps you may be able to point me in the right direction. My main
> reason for using VB was to be able to run a scanner which will not work
> satisfactorily in Ubuntu despite the Sane site saying it did. (I have
> given a detailed bug report to which I have had no reply). The scanner
> has a USB connection and, with the aid of VueScan, a propriety software,
> works as it should. What I want to do is to transfer the scanned files
> into Ubuntu so that they may be processed. 
> I realise there are several ways to share files but, being a simple
> minded sort of person I thought I would save the files, as they were
> scanned to an external USB HDD. However, the HDD does not show in the
> list of USB devices. How do I cause VB to see my HDD?
> I am using VB 3.0.0 PUEL version in Ubuntu 9.04.
> Norman

So.... your real problem is... you can't run your scanner under Ubuntu 
(or Sane doesn't see it).

What kind of scanner is it?  Make? Model? How connected?

It might be easier to fix your scanner than get VB to see your USB 


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