Make USB works on VirtualBox 1.5.2 – Ubuntu 7.10

After upgraded to VirtualBox 1.5.2, the USB function was gone. I am using Ubuntu 7.10 SE right now.

Hereby, I post the solution :

Step 1 :

sudo addgroup usbfs

Write down the dev group id of the usbfs, such as 1002 or 1003.

Step 2 :

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add the following line to the end of the “/etc/fstab” file. The example dev group id below is 1002, if it is 1003, replace with it.

none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1002,devmode=664 0 0

Step 3 :
Add you to the usbfs group.

sudo usermod -G usbfs -a your_account

That’s all.

Remark :
If you are new to VirtualBox, you should also refer to the following link.

VirtualBox on Ubuntu 7.04

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