[Mageia-discuss] No USB with VirtualBox on Mageia?

Doug Lytle support at drdos.info
Fri Jun 3 11:59:39 CEST 2011

Doug Laidlaw wrote:
> y problem was, that with no USB
> connectivity, I couldn't import any work to do.  Networking to my host system
> may have worked; I didn't try.

I guess I should have posted my step-by-step, but wasn't sure if all of 
it was necessary.  This is what I did:

urpmi virtualbox

     (I took note of all the packages there were going to be installed 
and manually installed everything but virtualbox, virtualbox-dkms and 

Downloaded the current VB packages, including the extension pack

Ran urpmi virtualbox*rpm, but it complained about python 2.6, so I did a 
symlink to the 2.7 version
Ran urpmi virtualbox*rpm, but it complained about libcrypto, so I 
created another symlink to the 1.1.0 version
ran urpmi --allow-force, to allow me to select Y to install package anyway.

At that point, it compiled the vboxdrv and I was able to install the 
extension pack.


Ben Franklin quote:

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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