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    Blackberry Support via VirtualBox!

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    I am running Ubuntu as my host and Windows XP as my guest. I switched over to ubuntu because it is dominant in most things obviously, except for the blackberry (cursed RIM!).

    Windows XP will recognize my Blackberry as a Mass Storage Device, but it won't recognize the software so I can update my OS or even synchronize on Windows.

    My virtual machine is VirtualBox on Ubuntu 8.04..

    Thanks,

    Shimmy

    PS: I have an 8310 Blackberry..

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    Have you tried VMware instead? It has support for direct USB device access.

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    Is it free? I have it for windows as a host, but I am not sure if the serial key will work for ubuntu..

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    VMware has a free virtualization program called VMware player. VMware player can run any virtual machine created in VMware Workstation or Server, or created by 3rd party vmx creators. If you have VMware for Windows, you could create a vmx there and run it in VMware player in Linux.

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    Ahhh smart thinking there! I will try it. Lol

    I'll let you know how it goes!

    Thanks,

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    Worked perfectly!

    Thanks for the tip.

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    You can also use Parallels or the Sun virtual product. Both of which work great and do what you are looking for.

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    I have the same problem, BB is not recognized correctly under Virtualbox...

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    Does VirtualBox have direct USB access support? Since VMware Player is free, and it is known to work, you might want to use that instead.

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    OSE does not have usb support. The other version does. I have not tried it yet at all.

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