virtual box help

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read how to get help

virtual box help

Postby jude13 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:49 am

hiya all.. a new-bee to the linux world and mint being my 1st... ^_^.. been crawling around google trying for a solution but havent been successful so far.. i have a asus 900hd netbook with linux mint 7 gloria installed... and put in the closed source version of virtualbox ... next i need to install either win xp/7 using a usb device into the virtualbox .. i did get a method on googling using VBoxManage.exe utility but the description is for a windows setup... how can i achieve the same in a linux box? a dummy guide if possible please?.... thanx in advance for any help :wink:
jude13
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:01 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: virtual box help

Postby mick55 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:07 am

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Try a PUEL version and make it better.

The OSE version of Virtualbox doesn't support USB.
It is possible to make it work but is probably
overly complex for a new user.
THe PUEL version is free and has built in USB support.
Uninstall the OSE version through Package Manager
and install the PUEL version from here.

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

If you are using Linux Mint 7 Main Edition you want the
Ubuntu 9.04 ("Jaunty Jackalope") i386 version.

cheers
mick
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
User avatar
mick55
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1507
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:47 am

Re: virtual box help

Postby jude13 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:32 am

thanx mick55 for the prompt reply ^_^.. eh i meant i have the PUEL i.e closed source version with usb support installed ..but i aint getting the options to install windows with a usb device..the only options are cd/dvd drive and floppy drive.. the netbook doesnt have a cd/dvd or floppy drive .. i need a way to install windows into the virtual box via a usb... or am i missing something? :|
jude13
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:01 am

Re: virtual box help

Postby mick55 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:42 am

You have to enable USB in the settings tab.
See my screenshot below

Image

The Virtual system has to be powered off when you do that.
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
User avatar
mick55
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1507
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:47 am

Re: virtual box help

Postby mick55 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:51 am

You can also install from an ISO.
I usually create an ISO on my desktop of the O/S i want to install
and install from the ISO.
In settings you can choose an ISO file in the CD/DVD tab.

If your Windows files are on a USB you can make an ISO from them.

I don't believe you can install from a USB device.
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
User avatar
mick55
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1507
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:47 am

Re: virtual box help

Postby jude13 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:26 am

im the idiot and ur a genius mick ^_^ ... thanx for the screenie ... hav a nice day!
jude13
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:01 am

Re: virtual box help

Postby markcynt on Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:43 am

You also need to add yourself to vboxusers.

Click Mint Menu>Administration>Users and Groups, then Unlock, then Select your user>Properties>User Privileges tab, then check "Use Virtualbox".

A reboot is required.
Image
P5N-E SLI, Core2Duo E6850 3GHZ X 2
2 GB DDR2 800MHZ
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
2x320GB Hitachi
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
User avatar
markcynt
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 10:53 am
Location: Lakeland Florida

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Flemur, Jo4 and 36 guests