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Re: usb0 and making it available to guest OS

On Sun, 2012-08-05 at 19:16 -0400, H.S. wrote:
> On 08/05/2012 07:01 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Sun, 2012-08-05 at 18:33 -0400, H.S. wrote:
> >> Alright, just restarted the whole machine. What is happening now is the
> >> following (or so it seems to be from the log, pasted further below):
> >> 1. Usbcore sees teh device.
> >> 2. It "disconnects" it or "unmanages" it because? Looks like because
> >> VBox is capturing the device.
> >> 3. Network manager gets involved and gets a dhcp address from the USB
> >> device.
> >> 4. A usb0 is created nevertheless (if the usb0 device was captured by
> >> the guest OS, should it still result in a usb0 in the host?).
> > 
> > I don't know.
> > 
> > Why do you wish to use the USB network device by the guest?
> This is a Via 1535 Tomtom. It uses an application in Windows to install
> all its updates on the device. I use Linux at home and am trying to make
> work through a Windows VM.
> The Tomtom device makes itself a network device, not sure why.

Ok. Did you test if this software runs on wine, before you used VBox?
I'm in a similar situation as you are, but before I installed VBox and
XP as guest, I tried to use iTunes with wine.
Your last resort is to bite the bullet by installing XP to your machine.
I heard that it should be possible to install XP on any partition, there
shouldn't be the need to install it on a primary partition, but perhaps
this depends to the used Windows, a crack or a licensed version, perhaps
what edition of XP is used. I never noticed that there is a choice, on
what partition it should be installed. If you should install XP, don't
forget to backup at least the MBR.


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