HOWTO: Debian Lenny and Virtualbox (Non-OSE) USB

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HOWTO: Debian Lenny and Virtualbox (Non-OSE) USB

Postby plb » 2008-12-13 17:37

This is pretty simple, but a lot of people seem to have questions on how to achieve it. For Debian Lenny I found the following method the easiest. Just open your /etc/fstab and add the following entry and be sure to change devgid to the group number listed in your /etc/group file for vboxusers:

none /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw,user,devgid=111,devmode=0666 0 0
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Re: HOWTO: Debian Lenny and Virtualbox (Non-OSE) USB

Postby Agent-X » 2009-10-02 22:35

^^^ :x

Was able to get Sony Voice Recorder and software working under virtual win 2000 pro, which was under lenny linux.

tasks I did:
I installed the non-ose version

- go to virtualbox website

I added things to fstab

none /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw,user,devgid=(insertyourgroup),devmode= 0 0

insertyourgroup = vboxusers or usbusers
i can't remember

I added a usbusers

I added things to the 91 permissions

Something was telling me to go to 40-permissions.rules, but it seems that the only thing similar was in 91. and there was a couple of USB lines that looked different but similar. It took a moment of thinking, but I placed the usbusers comment around in that area.

I played with the settings in virtualbox for the virtual OS.
I altered the USB settings
I added my USB devices (not simply adding blank usb devices to be detected)

And, I did this:
mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

# mount devpts if it is compiled in (older devfs didn't require it
# to be compiled in at all).

mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

if [ "$KERNEL" = Linux ]
# Since kernel 2.5.something,

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