Enable USB Flash disk on VirtualBox


Just like I promised before, here the tutorial how to enabled USB flash disk on your VirtualBox. First thing make sure you already installed the program correctly, then follow this tutorial. Just make sure to read it carefully and do it at your own risk.

  • first write this on the terminal

aditia@aditia-laptop:~$sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/40-permissions.rules (If you didn’t find this file, just simply make this file and copy the syntax below to the editor ^_^)

  • the terminal will show like this

# USB serial converters

SUBSYSTEM==”usb_device”, GOTO=”usb_serial_start”

SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ENV{DEVTYPE}==”usb_device”, GOTO=”usb_serial_start”



ATTRS{idVendor}==”0403″, ATTRS{idProduct}==”6001″, \

MODE=”0664″, GROUP=”dialout”


  • be sure to change MODE=”0664″, GROUP=”dialout” to MODE=”0666″, GROUP=”dialout”

then do this command on terminal

aditia@aditia-laptop:~$ sudo nano /etc/fstab

  • add this syntax to the end of the file

none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1000,devmode=666 0 0

  • save your file

try your virtualbox and don’t forget to insert your USB flash disk(^_^)

If you have any comment about this tutorial, or maybe it didn’t work…please reply immediately to my email at ibnu.huda@gmail.com

jazakallahu khayran

Aditia A. Pratama

FOSS activist who enjoy doing graphic design stuff. 3D generalist, and also front end web developer. Have variety interest from photography, blogging, reading, architectural visualization, Ubuntu, and all about CG related stuff.