Accessing Built-in Memory Card Reader

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Accessing Built-in Memory Card Reader

Postby Jaimohan » 15. Jun 2009, 08:38

I have a HP Pavillion running Windows 7 - 64 bit OS. It has a built in Memory (SD/MMC) card reader.
I have installed Windows XP SP3 and Ubuntu as guests on VirtualBox 2.2.4
I am able to access the connected USB drives with out any problem on both the guests but unable to access the SD card placed in the built in card reader. Is there anyway to get the guest OS to recognize the memory card? Is it even possible? I have looked around the net but could not find an answer.

Thanks,
Jai
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Re: Accessing Built-in Memory Card Reader

Postby vbox4me2 » 15. Jun 2009, 12:59

If its not seen as a usb device you can only access it via a Host windows share.
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Re: Accessing Built-in Memory Card Reader

Postby Jaimohan » 15. Jun 2009, 16:58

Thank you; I am able to access it via shared folders. Do you know why I am not seeing it under the USB devices. Or is it the way it is supposed to be?
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Re: Accessing Built-in Memory Card Reader

Postby vbox4me2 » 15. Jun 2009, 21:38

It might not register as a usb device. Some are linked to a ide or pcmcia controller.
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Re: Accessing Built-in Memory Card Reader

Postby ETMegabyte » 22. Jun 2009, 12:52

Jaimohan wrote:I have a HP Pavillion running Windows 7 - 64 bit OS. It has a built in Memory (SD/MMC) card reader.
I have installed Windows XP SP3 and Ubuntu as guests on VirtualBox 2.2.4
I am able to access the connected USB drives with out any problem on both the guests but unable to access the SD card placed in the built in card reader. Is there anyway to get the guest OS to recognize the memory card? Is it even possible? I have looked around the net but could not find an answer.

Thanks,
Jai


My card reader unit shows up as a "generic mass storage device [0100]" I am able to connect it to my virtual machine(s), but if I do that, I lose it on the host OS. I think a better option (and the one I use if I need to use the card reader) is to set up a windows share on the host, and connect to it from the VM that way. It works just fine for me.

Hope this helps

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Re: Accessing Built-in Memory Card Reader

Postby Jaimohan » 22. Jun 2009, 14:07

Thank you all for your help. I have set it up as a shared folder and I am accessing it with out any problem in my virtual systems.

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