Debian VirtualBox non-ose edition - setting up usb support
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Since I run Debian sid/ sidux, I can use the easy virtualbox installer script, svmi to get either virtualbox-ose or the slightly unfree but still more or less FOSS virtualbox package.
After installing it, adding your user account to vboxusers group, you just do the following steps:
:: Quote ::Made the following alteration which is in the manual.
Debian Etch has the mount command in /etc/init.d/mountkernfs.sh. Since that distribution has no group usb, it is also the easiest solution to allow all members of the group vboxusers to access the USB subsystem. Modify the line
domount usbfs usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb -onoexec,nosuid,nodev
And then added this to fstab:
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw,user,devgid=1001,devmode=0666 0 0
Where 1001 is your vboxusers group number. source
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