Eric on 30 Dec 2009 06:52:23 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] VBox USB issue

Arthur S. Alexion wrote:
On Wednesday 30 December 2009 08:39:47 Casey Bralla wrote:
You are probably using the "ose" version of VirtualBox, which does not
 include  USB support.  The ose version is the fully GPL'd open source
 system.    In order to get USB support, you have to download the binary
 version from   They have Debian packages, which I presume
 will work in Ubuntu.   Their download page shows you how to add the
 VirtualBox repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list file.   Once there,
 Ubuntu can automatically download and install it just like any other

Thanks to both of you.  This helps very much as I am using the Open Source 
Edition.  One last question, before I destroy everything, is this a smooth 
upgrade in the sense that the closed source install will be able to access my 
existing VMs and not break them?
When I upgraded from the open source to the closed source versions of VirtualBox all of my VMs and configuration worked just fine afterward.  I'm running Intrepid.  I believe that I just downloaded the .deb and installed it with dpkg as I have no corresponding entry in /etc/apt/sources.list.  After that, it checks for updates itself when I start it.

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