Ok, why do I like, VirtualBox, well because it’s fast, stable, free (duh). But there is one problem that is just killing me. And few days I found a solution for the same.
1. Add usbfs group
# groupadd usbfs
2. Add your ass to that same group
# usermod -a usbfs username
3. vim /etc/fstab
4. Add //
# my vbox usb support
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=500,devmode=664 0 0
5. VBoxManage list usbhost
6. Restart the system
Please note that devgid=500 (in my case its 500) in your case it’s probably different, it’s the number of your vboxusers group …
This work, this adds usb support to your VirtualBox, but not the one I wanted, so again I had to move back to VMware Workstation. But since just recently SUN acquired VirtualBox, I’ll be watching its development progress.
There was always this problem on Slackware, usually you could only work with USB at the time.
I never cared about this, but since I have this Sony Ericsson W810i, and I’m on Slackware, which doesn’t even read one USB slot without you adding it. So I added one, to use it for my memory stick, but then when I plugged in my phone, which is ought to read phone memory and its memory card memory, it would only read phone memory.
I had no idea how to solve this, I was especially confused because my disk is read as sda1, so I figured my USB will be marked as sdb1, sdb2, etc… But no, they should be read as sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 and etc…
So today I piss out, and figure out to do it, more cuz of a challenge, rather then cuz I really needed to alter files on my Walkman.
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