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mylo

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[EN] Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #15 on: 2012/06/10, 21:56:43 »
thanks dibl, that helps me!

hypper

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Re: Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #16 on: 2012/11/11, 13:44:02 »
hi all,

i tried to install virtualbox according to the following procedure, but usb support is still not working.

Quote from: "Lanzi"
Well I installed virtualbox from debinarepos and a little help from towo last year. Its working very well, and it easy!

I wrote everything down... step by step, but I am not sure if all the steps are still necessary:

1. apt-get update && apt-get install virtualbox-ose apt-get install virtualbox-dkms virtualbox-ose-qt virtualbox-ose-guest-utils

2. I added the group "vboxusers" with kuser to my main user

3. start virtualbox from kmenu (or Alt-F2 VirtualBox)
4. Install for example Windows

5. start Virtualbox as root (Alt-F2 kdesu VirtualBox)
6. Install extensionpack to get usbsupport (get it here: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) To install click File->global settings in the Virtualbox window
, search install option, install Extensionpack

7. In the same spot you can define shared folders
8. Close root-Virtualbox and reopen as user, start windows and install "gueast additions) - http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.h ... ns-windows (simply click Device in the Virtualbox-Windows-window (the guest!) and click install gueat additions.

Good luck :-)


is there anything else to set up?

i am using virtualbox-4.1.18-dfsg-1.1 with the extensionpack 4.1.22

i remember, that one has to set up also


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/proc/bus/usb none usbfs devgid=xxx,devmode=664 0 0 in /etc/fstab

but during boot there is an error: there is no mountpoint none!

any suggestions?

thanks a lot in advance!

greetings,
mathias

Offline ayla

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Re: Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #17 on: 2012/11/11, 17:12:51 »
Quote from: "hypper"


i am using virtualbox-4.1.18-dfsg-1.1 with the extensionpack 4.1.22



Hi, AFAIK you have to get the extensionpack which matches your installed version:

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_4_1

greets
ayla

Edit: Also -ose packages are not needed anymore, they are just transitional packages now and guest-additions are -AFAIK- also not needed on a linux host.

hypper

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Re: Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #18 on: 2012/11/12, 08:38:22 »
hi,

Quote

Hi, AFAIK you have to get the extensionpack which matches your installed version:

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_4_1


thx, i didn't find that link.
now it works smoothly.

greetings,
mathias

hypper

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Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #19 on: 2012/11/12, 20:54:05 »
i have to correct my post:

it worked just one time after installation of the extensionpack.

after rebooting the pc and restarting virtualbox the usb is not seen by vbox.

Offline ayla

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Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #20 on: 2012/11/13, 08:04:42 »
hmm, I can't reproduce this behaviour.
vbox 4.18 and extensionpack 4.18 installed, USB 2.0 working without problems.

Only one idea:
Have you removed ext-pack 4.22 succesfully before installing 4.18?

hypper

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Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #21 on: 2012/11/14, 20:16:13 »
it seems that it is kind of random. sometimes it works, sometimes not

so far i had no problems when i started virtualbox from the terminal.

i am using siduction-lxde.

Offline dieres

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Virtualization: how to start up?
« Reply #22 on: 2012/11/14, 20:44:56 »
what kind of usb device do you try to use? If it is a Hdd or stick and is mounted in Linux you won't be able to access it in virtualbox. Be sure your User is at the line vboxusers in /etc/group.
To install the extension pack downloaded from virtualbox.org you have to become root with sux, then start virtualbox and install the extension-pack.