Walt Mankowski via plug on 9 Apr 2020 05:56:14 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Dual booting Linux and Windows

On Wed, Apr 08, 2020 at 06:57:06PM -0400, Eric H. Johnson via plug wrote:
> All,
> Almost there. Gave up on dual booting, but have it running under
> VirtualBox. Last problem to solve is connecting to a USB external
> drive. It is Ext3 or Ext4 file format, so Windows can't read it
> directly, and it is encrypted. VIrtualBox sees the drive and I have
> added it to devices for this VM. According to what I read, I also
> need to add my user to the vboxusers group. That group does not
> exist, but vboxsf does. I added my user to that group. When I try to
> add the device, VirtualBox gives an error of "Failure to attach to
> the USB device...".
> Any ideas what I am missing?

As it happens I've also been experimenting with virtualbox this
week. One thing you could try is to mount the drive in Linux, then
make it a shared folder from the virtualbox UI.


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