VirtualBox 2.0 on Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 - USB issue

Today i decided to give the new VirtualBox Version 2.0 a try.

First pitfall: There's no icon in the Gnome application menu.

Circumvent: run /usr/bin/VirtualBox to start the virtualizer,

Second pitfall: If i add devices to a virtual machine following error occurs

Could not load the Host USB Proxy Service (VERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND). The service might be not installed on the host computer.

Circumvent: Execute this line as root

echo none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=$(grep vboxusers /etc/group | cut -f 3 -d \:),devmode=664 0 0 >> /etc/fstab

Additionally uncomment these 4 lines in /etc/init.d/

mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

then restart this subsystem

sudo /etc/init.d/ stop && sudo /etc/init.d/ start


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