virtualbox wont show USB ports in the guest OS

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Wed Sep 2 21:53:09 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> On 08/27/2009 12:46 AM, Joep L. Blom wrote:
> ....
>> Gerry,
>> 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,
>> Joep
> Joep,
> Did you ever get this sorted out?
> Gary
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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