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My scanner Canoscan LIDE 100 only works under windows. My main o/s is ubuntu. Whenever I have to scan, I have to boot to windows.

On the ubuntu host I have a virtualbox - windows xp guest, which works great (faster than the usual windows :).

Is there a way I can get the scanner work under my virtual-windows? But the basic question is, can the virtualization be used to work around the hardware driver issues?

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You'll need the PUEL edition of VirtualBox. After installing that Virtual Windows install should be be to access the scanner

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I see USB support is closed source. Thanks for the info. – ananth.p Oct 31 '10 at 3:13
@anant yes, USB support is closed source. – Sathya Oct 31 '10 at 3:23

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