Getting USB to work with XP in Virtual Box under Mint14 Cinn

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

Getting USB to work with XP in Virtual Box under Mint14 Cinn

Postby capngp on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:16 am

My XP install in Virtual Box under Mint 14 Cinnamon had
a broken USB. Turns out you must be a member of the
vboxusers group. Don't know why virtual box installer
did not fix this. I fiddled with the user manager for a
long time before deciding I could not make it work.
But a terminal window graced with the command:

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers myusername

did the trick (sub your user name for myusername).
It is necessary to reboot the whole system after this
change, but then the USB link to XP took off and
works like a charm now.

Remember, GUI's are nice, but they are not the only
way to get around in Linux. I hope the user manager gets
fixed soon.
capngp
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:13 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: all41 and 13 guests