How to detect USB in Virtual Box on Ubuntu

Start the Virtual Box

Goto Setting

Select USB

usb

Tick the Checkbox Enable USB Controller and Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller

enable_usb_2

When you tick the checkbox in Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller you will see the following error

usb_error

USB 2.0 is currently enabled for this virtual machine. However, this requires the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack to be installed.

Please install the Extension Pack from the VirtualBox download site. After this you will be able to re-enable USB 2.0. It will be disabled in the meantime unless you cancel the current settings changes.

How to solve this error:

First check for your virtual box version. And download the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack for your virtual box version.

Goto File -> Preferences

Select Extensions

extensions

Click the icon and add the file you downloaded. It will ask for installation install it.

install_extensions

 

after_install_extensions

 

After complete the installation you can Tick the Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller

enable_usb_2

Then add the usb device

add_usb_device

 

Now Start the OS. The USB you added will be detecting automatically

usb_Detected_in_windows

 

Before Shutdown the OS you should Unmount the USB.

 

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