Install usb printer in virtualbox
I'm running virtualbox 3.something on ubuntu 9.10. The VM is windows XP.
I'm trying to install a printer that's already installed on the host linux system that works fine. I've shared it on the host and I want to connect the bridged vm to the shared computer so I can print from the VM.
When I try to install the printer on the XP VM, I get through the installation to the point to where it asks me to plugin the printer. Since the printer is already plugged in and openvpn for ubuntu doesn't appear to support usb passthrough, I can't get the VM to see it to finish the installation.
The problem is the printer installation program expects to see the printer directly attached during installation even though I plan to make it point at a network port later. Anyone know how to get around this problem?
come on guys, it's all ball bearings nowadays