USB Devices in VirtualBox

September 06, 2007

I've been using VirtualBox for a while now after finding it in Automatix in Ubuntu. Anyway, until now, I've been perfectly happy not using USB devices with it. For the most part, I still am, but I was curious how hard it was to set up, so I looked it up. Here's what I found (originally posted here).

USB DEVICES HAVE TO BE UNMOUNTED BEFORE THE VIRTUAL MACHINE CAN RECOGNIZE THEM

There it is. Now, simply unmount the USB device from the host OS before booting the guest and you're good to go.

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