virtualbox wont show USB ports in the guest OS
Joep L. Blom
jlblom at neuroweave.nl
Wed Sep 2 21:53:09 UTC 2009
> On 08/27/2009 12:46 AM, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>> You will see this in a few days but never mind, have fun!
>> But for your information, no it isn't an USB hard drive but the output
>> of a weatherstation (known under various brand names Honeywell, Irox,
>> TFA, to name a few) and the software is Windows only.
>> However, also a Cruzer USb-stick isn't seen in the Windows guest,
>> although it is seen greyed out in the device tab of the guest window.
>> Again, success,
> Did you ever get this sorted out?
Short answer: No.
Longer answer: I have a lame disk on my other system and have to sort
that out first ( bring all critical programs to the other system) and
then MUST sort the problem as the other will become my production machine.
One of the possibilities is that I have a cripple virtualbox because
when I installed it and ran it the first time it froze the system (X+KB
+mouse) and I could only get it working by killing virtualbox froma
remote system. But suddenly - by some magic?? - iy starte to work. But I
will remove it first completely and do a fresh reinstall. Or do you have
another suggestion? On the virtualbox list I have had a lot of
suggestions dealing with udev and installing an usbfs but until now it
has had no effect. Tomorrow I'm away and I hope to find time on friday
to solve the problem. I will report here when I have made progress.
Thanks for your interest.
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