I am having a problem with getting one of my USB-to-serial devices running on Linux Ubuntu. There is simply no driver for it. It only works in Windows. When I boot to Win 7, it works fine because the driver is available, but when I try to boot into Windows using VMWare on Linux Ubuntu, the Windows installation doesn't see the hardware and, therefore, even though I have the drivers, I can't get the USB-to-serial work on it. Is there a way to run Windows inside Linux such that the Windows installation has direct access to the hardware of the PC rather than via the hosting OS?
Thank you! pkout