VirtualBox OSE + USB

sdavmor sdavmor at
Thu May 1 01:56:46 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 04/30/2008 05:32 PM, Ranmadhu wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> I used the VB from the repos, and as a test installed WinXPPro.
>>> Magic!
>>> However, I could not manage to get USB support working.
>> From what I recall, the repos has the open sourced version. The
>> open source version does not support USB (see 
>>, but the closed-source
>> one does. I have the closed source version (on 7.10) and USB
>> works fine.
>> Ranmadhu
> Thanks. Blew out the repo version & used this to reinstall:
> <>
> The only problem that I had was that I had to use
> sudo dpkg -i <name>.deb
> as the Nautilus installer stalled due to the older version. USB
> came up like a charm. Installing Win2KP now for testing :-)

Good. I'd like to install WK2P I have an OEM sans key) just so I can
run those few "dammit I have to have that" apps. Sounds like I'll be
coming down the same highway as you a couple of days behind you.
Cheers, and thanks.
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