I am using TinyOS tool in a 32-bit Ubuntu install in VirtualBox. My host machine is 64-bit Ubuntu.

Now I have successfully compiled the code and want to deploy it on IRIS mote. But my Ubuntu OS in virtual machine is not detecting the USB or serial ports. I have tried some settings in serial port tab of VirtualBox (COM1 on port# and /dev/ttyS0 in device path) but nothing works.

How can I make it detect the pendrive and my IRIS sensor mote?

  • Add yourself to the vboxusers group with sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER! Oct 10 '17 at 23:29

To be able to access the USB ports in the virtualbox machine then you have to belong to the vboxusers group so add yourself with:

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER

Then restart your system and try again.

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