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Exposing an USB device directly to a Virtualbox guest

I have an virtualBox VM with a windows guest system (Windows XP 32Bit). The Host is also a Windows (Windows 7 64Bit). Normally I just want to use known usb devices (which are known by my host and ...
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Running Virtual Machines on USB 3.0 drives

There are some pretty interesting USB 3.0 drives out there in the 'stick' variety, notably from Corsair and Mushkin. I'm wondering if anyone can attest to the performance of VMs on these drives, of ...
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Attaching an USB device to Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox

I have a Terratec Cinergy T2 TV capture card. I am thinking of installing Ubuntu on my server and want to experience first with it in VirtualBox. I have trouble having VirtualBox to connect the device ...
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Emulate USB drive with a virtualization software?

I have no specific need. I am fine with Virtualbox, qemu, libvirt, VMware. Main point is that I need to emulate a bootable USB stick. I did try to pass a real USB pendrive in VMware, and it worked. ...
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Is it possible to 'virtualize' an USB device? (Keyboard in particular) [closed]

Disclaimer: The title is really bad, but I found no good way of summarizing this, sorry. I have seen it's possible to virtually mount a CD-drive by using programs like WinCDEmu. So I was wondering if ...
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VM ware still doesn't work very well even with VM Player 5.0.2 on an external USB3

I have had problems trying to use VM images on an Integral 512Gb external ssd with USB3. My new Dell Latitude E6230 has two USB3 ports. I was on VMPlayer 4.0.4 which works extremely well when the VM ...
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How to connect an external hard drive to Lubuntu virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I'm trying to get some files off of my virtual machine by connecting my Seagate BackupPlus external hard drive to it. I've gone into the settings of my virtual machine, enabled the USB Controller and ...
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333 views

Tell Lion to Ignore Device

Host machine: OSX Lion. Guest Machine: Windows XP inside VMWare Fusion. I have a Samsung modem that I am trying to upgrade via VMWare Fusion (upgrade software is Windows only, my computer is running ...
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Can VMWare support USB DVD Writer?

If I install Windows7 as guest OS in VMWare Workstation or other VMWare versions, can I use USB DVD writer in Windows? Are there any compatibility problems? I don't have such a writer now, but I'd ...
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VMware blocked usb access from Physical Machine

The problem is I cannot access my usb stick from the real machine. If I insert the usb and i have "Removable Devices" turned ON on my virtual machine I have full access and functionality on it. When ...
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Fake USB connectivity for a virtual machine?

I am trying to install the network software for a HP printer inside a virtual machine that's running Windows XP Professional that has no USB connectivity - it doesn't even have USB drivers present. ...
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performance gain while running ubuntu from usb disk or running as virtual machine?

I have 64bit laptop, running windows 7 64 bit operating system with 7200 RPM Hard drive. I have Vmware installed on Windows 7, and I am using the Ubuntu 10.10 as virtual machine. Performance seems ...
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Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM

Currently I am trying to run VirtualBox on my second monitor, with a dedicated mouse and keyboard. However, doing so has not proven easy. There has been times where the mouse works, but not the ...
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“Host USB device connections disabled” in VMware?

I installed Linux, Windows XP and Chrome OS in VMware Workstation 7 and in every OS the USB host doesn't work. When I start some of the Operating Systems this message shows up: Host USB device ...
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Which virtual machine can boot from USB drive?

There are any desktop (not hipervisor) virtual machine software able to boot from USB drive? Which one and how?