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I'm trying to install Ubuntu touch on my galaxy nexus, I'm using a Ubuntu 13.10 running in virtualbox 4.3 on a XP machine. The problem is I cannot run the installation as Ubuntu does not connect to the nexus.

I can see the nexus under the device option in virtualbox but when selecting it nothing happens. Ive installed the extension pack for virtualbox to allow usb2.0 but still nothing.

I am really keen to run Ubuntu on the phone but I'm at a lost from here. Has anyone encountered a similar issue or know of a solution for this, it will be greatly appreciated.

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Do you see the phone if you run lsusb from the VM? –  James Henstridge Dec 16 '13 at 9:55
i havent tested that, will do shortly. –  dominic Dec 16 '13 at 20:10

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