Solve the usb not available problem under Virtualbox win7

Server environment

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$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS

$ virtualbox --help
Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager 5.1.30_Ubuntu

Install Virtualbox Extension Pack

Base on your Virtualbox version to download Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. My ExtPack version is 5.1.0.

After Download.Double Click the execute package “Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.1.0-xx.vbox-extpack” and Install.
Then restart the Virtualbox.

If USB still can not be identified.

Add User Group

If USB still can not be identified.
Add usbfs user group. (It will have the group vboxusers and group vboxsf after Virtualbox installed)

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$ sudo groupadd usbfs

Add username to group

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$ sudo adduser liang vboxusers  
$ sudo adduser liang usbfs
  • My computer username is ‘liang’.

Restart the computer, start Virtualbox, confirm in the virtualbox manager, USB device enable usb controler, enable usb3.0 controler tick. There should not appear error message.

Virtualbox have USB info,but error drive information in Window

The error drive detail info mation:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Windoze 7.

The device helper structure version has changed.

If you have upgraded VirtualBox recently, please make sure you have terminated all VMs and upgraded any extension packs. If this error persists, try re-installing VirtualBox. (VERR_PDM_DEVHLPR3_VERSION_MISMATCH).

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {db7ab4ca-2a3f-4183-9243-c1208da92392}

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$ sudo apt-get --reinstall install virtualbox-ext-pack

It should looks like this:

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Successfully installed "Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack".

Entry Windows and Install some drive soft to finish it. I’m using the 360 drive

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