How to connect USB devices in VirtualBox when the real system is Ubuntu Linux - video tutorial

Hi friends, in today's tutorial you'll learn how to use USB devices in VirtualBox if the real system is Ubuntu Linux and Windows at the VirtualBox is, be it XP, Vista or Ubuntu Linux 7 or all.
We've done a tutorial in the past about using USB devices in VirtualBox but then the real system was Windows. If on Windows things were simpler and using USB devices in VirtualBox only requires the installation of an Extension Pack for it as well as the installation of Guest Additions in the virtual operating system, on Ubuntu things change a little. Besides the fact that it will be necessary to install Extension Pack and Guest Additions in the system from VirtualBox, we also have to do something in the real system (Ubuntu Linux). Specifically, we will need to add the Ubuntu user to the "vboxuser" group.
CAREFUL: After adding the username in the "vboxuser" group we will have to restart the real system. It is recommended that you do not start VirtualBox and do not run the virtual system when adding the username to the "vboxuser" group.
Once you have done these steps, we can enjoy USB devices and operating system in VirtualBox even if the real system is Ubuntu Linux. As I said in the tutorial for Windows, USB devices connected to the virtual system can not be folosoite and real system at the same time. You have to disconnect the USB device from the virtual system so it can be used in the real system. That said, I invite you to watch the video tutorial to see exactly what to do to use USB devices in virtual system when the real system is Ubuntu Linux.

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  1. you please do a tutorial on how to put password to a CD / DVD or we can do that can not be backed up until certain sfoturi? THANK YOU!!

  2. Thanks Adrian because you decided to do the tutorial. I think it will be useful many.
    PS it does not have to restart, simply give a log out, log in and go.

    • AdrianGudus said

      Thanks Adrian because you decided to do the tutorial. I think it will be useful many.
      PS it does not have to restart, simply give a log out, log in and go.

      The restart is more "holy" I don't miss the train… I don't have to hurry. This is the reason why many of you encounter mistakes and one will not work. you don't know how to be patient, you often skip small and important steps believing that they are useless

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  5. Marian Matcaş said

    I installed now (November 15 2011) Host OS Virtualbox on Ubuntu oneiric Ocelot 11.10. It comes now (default) with Virtualbox vers.4.1.2 and not vers.4.0.2. Tell me please, if anybody knows, where can I download the Guest Addition 4.1.2. iso? Thank you all in advance. Waiting for an answer if not asking too much to [email protected].

  6. Georgekent said

    Hi Adrian, zimi to me please in 12.04 ubuntu version where users and found that the check I vboxusers k Grups gasesc.Ms not much.

  7. mauscky said

    I have the same question; please tell me in the version of ubuntu 12.04 where I find "users and groups" to check vboxusers. Thank you very much!

  8. First I appreciate the kindness and effort of Adrian, materialized in this tutorial.

    From Synaptic System Manager is installed gnome-system-tools and system-tools-backends.
    In DashHome, the user is searched, and it is not difficult to find "Users and groups".
    The rest is found in the tutorial.

  9. scz!
    It is the Synaptic Package Manager, not Synaptic System Manager

  10. Georgekent said

    Ionut says thank for help, stay close as perhaps problems.

  11. Catalin said

    Hi, it's been a while since anyone has posted aici.Pentru ubuntu 13.o4 anyone knows how to find users and groups?

  12. user groups and I found but I manage groups even if unlock (ubuntu 14.04.2)

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