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Re: virtualbox and usb thumb drives

Kevin Coyner wrote:
> On a sid system I recently installed virtualbox-ose and have it up and
> running o.k.  I installed a guest OS in the form of WinXP, which was
> also pretty straightforward.  However, when in the guest WinXP OS and
> inserting a USB thumb drive, I an unable to view the USB thumb drive.
> It does not list whatsoever under Devices/USB Devices or anywhere else
> for that matter (although it does show up under my sid host).
> Does the Debian version of virtualbox support USB drives?  In my
> google searches to resolve this I saw references to needing the PUEL
> version in order to access USB drives.  Is that correct? Or am I just
> missing something painfully obvious (but not to me)?
> Thanks
> Kevin
> --
the ose version of virtualbox doesnt include usb, you need to download
the deb from their site to get usb access.

Steve Reilly


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