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Linux VirtualBox Extension Pack on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04

Posted by Admin • Thursday, May 31. 2012 • Category: Linux
Not sure why this so unintuitive, but here goes:
  1. You want to use USB 2.0 with Virtual Box on Ubuntu 12.04 (or recent version
  2. You're told to install the extension pack from this page
  3. The download is not the same version as your version of virtual box itself
  4. It doesn't work

Do not despair:
  1. Shorten the extension pack download URL to http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/
  2. Find a directory matching your version ( dpkg -i virtualbox )
  3. Download the extension pack