Activate Virtualbox USB Thumbdrive on Ubuntu 8.10

1. Search for virtualbox group id, make sure you already put your username under vboxusers group:

$ cat /etc/group

2. Add this line to /etc/fstab:

none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=122,devmode=664 0 0

3. Reboot system. Finish. Try plug your usb device to VirtualBox.

– devgid=122 is vboxusers group id which is taken from /etc/group
– USB is not supported in VirtualBox-Open Source Edition

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