problems with virtualbox

Peter petergoggin at
Fri Aug 10 10:33:16 UTC 2018

What I have done is backe3d uphe working Virtual machine and then 
restored it to the Linux file system on the updated machine. The virtual 
box works but I cannot access the usb devices. All data is stored in the 
linux file system, not the virtual box and all files are accessible in 
the restored virtualbox.

How do I export a virtual box?


Peter Goggin

On 10/08/18 20:16, Peter McD wrote:
> Am 10.08.2018 um 11:36 schrieb Peter:
>> I installed 64 bit Ubuntu 16.04 on one machine. This was a clean install
>> wiping the disk clean. I then installed the latest Oracle Virtual Box
>> (5.2.16) with th extension pack an user extension. I then ported back my
>> original virtual box, which I can open, create and save files to the
>> underlying Ubuntu file system but I cannot see my USB devices ( printers
>> etc) from within the virtual box. The virtual box has Windows XP as its
>> operating system.
>> The original installation of 32 bit Ubuntu and 4.3.46 Virtual box work
>> correctly and I can print from the virtual box.
> (...)
> What about cutting it short?
> Try exporting the old virtual machines in the old environment and import
> them into the new Virtual Box.
> I run Oracle Virtual Box 5.2.16 Kubuntu 18.04 without problems, virtual
> machines are a 32bit Windows 8.1 and Kubuntu 16.04.
> cu
> Peter

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