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Re: VirtualBox installation

#11 Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:32 pm

No, I had to add myself to the group. No biggie at all using the user manager.
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Re: VirtualBox installation

#12 Post by richb » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:39 pm

From the virtualbox documentation it is not clear to me that a user is automatically added, although that has been the case for me in the past.
The Linux installers create the system user group vboxusers during installation. Any system user who is going to use USB devices from VirtualBox guests must be a member of that group. A user can be made a member of the group vboxusers through the GUI user/group management or at the command line with

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers username
http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html#idp50034496
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Re: VirtualBox installation

#13 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:48 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:No, I had to add myself to the group. No biggie at all using the user manager.
not my way either
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Re: VirtualBox installation

#14 Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:01 pm

Been my way for years, nothing new under the sun and if it works.. *shrug*

Just have to turn off that bleep auto update.. turn off.. off.. OFF!!!


installing update 2 of 3..


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Re: VirtualBox installation

#15 Post by DBeckett » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:04 pm

richb wrote:From the virtualbox documentation it is not clear to me that a user is automatically added, although that has been the case for me in the past.
In my experience, sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't, although it usually is.
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Re: VirtualBox installation

#16 Post by richb » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:12 pm

DBeckett wrote:
richb wrote:From the virtualbox documentation it is not clear to me that a user is automatically added, although that has been the case for me in the past.
In my experience, sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't, although it usually is.
LOL. Maybe it does or maybe it doesn't. But it does when it does and does not when it does not. But it usually does.

Just having some fun. I have the same experience.
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Re: VirtualBox installation

#17 Post by DBeckett » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:16 pm

richb wrote:
DBeckett wrote:
richb wrote:From the virtualbox documentation it is not clear to me that a user is automatically added, although that has been the case for me in the past.
In my experience, sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't, although it usually is.
LOL. Maybe it does or maybe it doesn't. But it does when it does and does not when it does not. But it usually does.
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Re: VirtualBox installation

#18 Post by m_pav » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:45 am

I used the MX User manager to create a vboxusers group, added demo to it, made some other changes like setting the default timezone and paper size to match what we do here in NZ, added a few packages all while running live and then used the remastercc from the Live-USB to create a linuxfs.new file on the USB stick which is automatically used at next live-boot. The changes are carried over if I choose to install to hard disk too.

With this tool, you can customise the live-USB to whatever you want it to be and it's awesome!
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Re: VirtualBox installation

#19 Post by Gaer Boy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:51 am

My impression also was that the user was added to vboxusers on installation, although I remember cases in the past when this was not so. I've now had a good look back to VBox 4.0.6 & Mepis 11 and, as far as I can check, it has only been the first installation of VBox on a distro where I have had to manually add the user.

No matter how you update VBox, your user remains a member of vboxusers group and won't need to be added on a new VBox install. So I don't think that VBox ever adds the user to vboxusers, but on all updates it's already there and doesn't need to be added.

There is a case for populating this as a default, otherwise the problem will keep raising its head.

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Re: VirtualBox installation

#20 Post by anticapitalista » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:05 am

That should really be a request to VB or the debian packagers of VB IMO.
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