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granul
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Virtualbox

Post by granul » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:52 am

I'm running Linux Mint 10 and I install Windows XP in Virtualbox + Guest additions. I add a folder to share but I cannot see it in windows XP. Does anyone have a solution. Also how do I access a usb key?

Thank you

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Re: Virtualbox

Post by Habitual » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:27 pm

What version of VirtualBox?

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Re: Virtualbox

Post by granul » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:50 pm

Virtualbox 3.28_ose R64453

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Re: Virtualbox

Post by tacoz » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:58 am

USB is not available in the OSE version... you need to use the PUEL version if you need USB support.
Better yet download version 4 of vbox.

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Re: Virtualbox

Post by granul » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:44 am

I did change the version, i use the 3.28. I activate the usb in the configuration, but still cannot acces my usb in windows xp.

thank you for the help

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Re: Virtualbox

Post by tacoz » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:55 pm

Feel like I haven't really helped you... that 3.28 number that you refer to bothers me.
Sounds like something from the mint repos and not from the oracle site. Go to http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads and download v4. That ose version will not allow a usb to manifest in win explorer!

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Re: Virtualbox

Post by markcynt » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:22 am

You need add yourself to the Virtualbox users group.

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. Then you should be able to use the USB filters to add your devices. (Instructions may not be exact since it's from an older version of Mint but should be close enough)

Like tacoz said, you need to have the PUEL version, but starting with Linux Mint 10 it is available in the software manager or Synaptic. It's called virtualbox-nonfree.
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Re: Virtualbox

Post by daniel2010 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:34 pm

Have you tried VMware it has more functionalities. I have installed it and I have no problems
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