If it won't be simple, it simply won't be. [source code] by Miki Tebeka, CEO, 353Solutions

Friday, November 11, 2011

VirtualBox and USB

A little something I found out, writing it here in hope someone else will find it useful.

I'm on a Ubunbu system (11.10), and needed to connect to a USB device from an XP VM (wanted to sync and upgrade iPod touch, there is no iTunes for Linux). I couldn't connect the XP VM to any USB port (the USB menu was empty). The solution is to add yourself to the vboxusers group.

Open Users and Group, click on Manage Groups and double click on vboxusers and make sure your name is checked. After that logout and login, you should see the USB devices in the USB menu now.
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