As an Embedded Software Engineer serial port access is very critical requirement for me irrespective off which OS I am using and how I am using it (I mean with or without virtualization).
I have Windows XP as primary Operating System, however, I need to work on Linux for lot of hobby projects. I hate to manage two computers for two reasons first is it makes workplace really messy with extra wires and Second is I always need some space to keep items like Power Supplies, Oscilloscopes, Programmers, Debuggers etc. which are unavoidable.
So I installed Kubuntu as Guest OS on my Windows Host and I wanted to access the host serial port for debugging purposes. Virtual Box does provide this feature and its quite easy to configure as well. The problem is, it can be done in more then one way and that’s where user might get confused that’s why I am writing this post.