Ubuntu 8.04 and Xen for Win XP guest?

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Thu May 29 22:36:16 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 05/29/2008 08:48 AM, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>> I am using the package d/l off the Innotek website. Not the one OSE out
>> of the repositories. I just d/l it again and had the Gdebi installer go
>> through the process again. When I start the Vbox mamager the USB devices
>> are "active", seen, named, mfg ID'd, serial number recognized, etc. Once
>> I start the WinXP virtual I can't get access to them -- they are "greyed
>> out". There's something else going on here that I haven't yet figured
>> out. I'll come back it to it on Friday.
> Ah, I can help you with that.
> 1. In WinXP 1st check your hardware devices (control
> panel|system|hardware etc) and make sure that the USB hub is being
> picked up. You may have to select properties and let it reinstall the
> driver.
> 2. Make sure that you followed the instructions in:
> <http://www.ubuntu-unleashed.com/2008/04/howto-install-virtualbox-in-hardy-heron.html>
> and have the correct devgid in your fstab. The check that you have the
> vboxusers devgid correct:
> grep vbox /etc/group
> vboxusers:x:<devgid>:<username>
> 3. Make sure that you turn on the device in VB:
> http://www.arsgeek.com/?p=2776
> You can ignore the "usbusers" group info in that blog as you alredy have
> vboxusers set from #2 above.
>   What is important is the graphic below:
> "Highlight your XP machine (if it’s not the only instance of a"
> You need to click the usb device filters so that your printer is
> available. Once you have selected the printer, your usb options will no
> longer be greyed out & when you start XP it will find the new device &
> add it.
> [Caution: don't add a usb mouse - it will freeze your mouse outside of VB]

Once again NoOp rides to the rescue.  Thanks.
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