Advice how to make USB work in VirtualBox

Hi all. I’ve struggled a lot,to make my usb sticks work in VirtualBox, so I thought to share my experience, since it may be useful for someone. I’m on suse 11.1, kde 4.3, VirtualBox 3.08 PE version and was trying to make usb stick available in my Win Xp guest machine. As suggested on many sites, I tried to add new line

usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,busgid=1000,busmode=0775,devgid=1000,devmode=664 0 0 

in /etc/fstab, but it didn’t help. An alternative solution I found somewhere on the web, which worked in case was to: as root user move to folder

cd /etc/udev/rules.d/

backup original file

cp 10-vboxdrv.rules 10-vboxdrv.rules_backup

rename file

mv 10-vboxdrv.rules 60-vboxdrv.rules

and reboot machine. Have a nice day :slight_smile:

It is said to be unnecessary to do all this. I did write this some time ago:
Virtual Box USB tips - openSUSE Forums