VirtualBox - How To Find External Drives?

  dublincity 16:44 22 Feb 2010

I use VirtualBox successfully on XP & W7 host OS's. Guest OS's are various Windows and a whole range of Linux Distros.

Whatever guest system I'm on I don't know how to get it to recognise any USB or CD/DVD drive. The VB Help on the subject is too complicated for me.

Can anybody help? Many thanks ..........

  GaT7 17:20 22 Feb 2010

May be best to ask for help on their forum click here. G

  dublincity 17:39 22 Feb 2010

...... thanks.

  dublincity 18:19 23 Feb 2010

Thanks .......'Settings' is greyed out whether the guest OS is running or in the saved state ...

  dublincity 16:08 24 Feb 2010

Thanks. I’m making some progress. I rarely use the power-off since it sometimes causes a loss of the OS. I can re-boot from within if necessary then usually save the m/c state.
I powered off (Mandriva – host W7) & sure enough I got into the Settings. I enabled the USB Controller. For the CD/DVD there was only 10 APIC & EFI to be enabled – so I enabled them. The OS failed to boot with no end of error messages so I removed the enabling ticks & then booted up ok.

…… some experimentation with the other OS’s will be the next job … Cheers

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