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I have an ATMEL QT600 development board. I used VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with Windows XP SP3 and installed all the development tools provided by ATMEL. In order to program the board, I need to attach it to the virtual machine. However, the base device never allows me that option. It clearly shows in lsusb:

$lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03eb:2114 Atmel Corp.

But when I use VirtualBox it doesn't show it:

$VBoxManage list usbhost
Host USB Devices:

<none>

One way to proceed is to install Windows as the host OS but I don't want to do that. Is there any way I can achieve this? My host OS is Debian Wheezy.

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You need to download and install Guest Additions and then allow USB from the settings.

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Ofcourse I have already installed Guest Addons for VirtualBox. Didn't work. I also installed VirtualBox extension pack too. Still an issue. – user1898 Feb 8 '13 at 4:36
    
@Karan no, maybe next time – mabdrabo Feb 8 '13 at 4:43
    
i connected my arduino to the Vbox with ubuntu as base system, so i thought it might be the same – mabdrabo Feb 8 '13 at 4:44

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