USB Device on VirtualBox Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

VirtualBox-OSE has no USB support on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick. There is another version of VirtualBox that supports USB device, VirtualBox-PUEL. The reference to install this VirtualBox-PUEL can be read here.


What I did to install VirtualBox-PUEL are:

  1. Uninstalling the old virtualbox using command:
    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose-dkms virtualbox-ose-qt
  2. Editing the APT source list file
    sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list
    Adding this line to the file:
    deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick contrib
  3. Downloading the key from virtualbox
    wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc
    Then adding it to APT key:
    sudo apt-key add oracle_vbox.asc
  4. Updating the APT list:
    sudo apt-get update
  5. Installing the VirtualBox PUEL (my version is 4.0)
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0
  6. Creating a group named vboxusers:
    sudo addgroup vboxusers
    Then adding it to user:
    sudo adduser myusername vboxusers
  7. Checking the Group ID of vboxusers:
    grep vboxusers /etc/group
    The response will be like this:
    vboxusers:x:1001:myusername
    The Group ID here is 1001
  8. Editing /etc/fstab, adding this following line:
    none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1001,devmode=664 0 0
    where 1001 in devgid=1001 means the Group ID of vboxusers above
    (I don’t know whether it’s needed or not since I have error message while rebooting, can’t mount /proc/bus/usb)
  9. Rebooting (I don’t know whether it’s needed or not)
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2 thoughts on “USB Device on VirtualBox Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

    1. Komentar yang mana, kang? Yang blog ini tidak ada yang dihapus πŸ™‚
      Mungkin di blog yang lain atau mungkin di halaman yang lain; 1 post per page soalnya πŸ™‚
      Yap, doakan bisa istiqamah kang πŸ˜€

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