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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Elzair, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Elzair

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    I have a Motorola Droid and a Windows 7 PC, and I want to do some Android development. Since I am more comfortable with Linux, I have used VirtualBox to create a virtual Ubuntu 10.10 installation. However, I do not know how to make my virtual Ubuntu system detect my Droid when it is plugged in via USB. Windows 7 detects it just fine, of course. I created a USB device filter for the phone in VirtualBox's Settings menu. Here are the settings it gives:

    Does anyone have any advice?
     

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    Did you install the SDK in Ubuntu?
     
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    I thought I should get it to actually recognize the phone first. I assume that it would show up as a regular USB device like it did on my old Ubuntu machine.
     
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    Why don't you do this? My Android app development environment resides on an 8gb memory stick. I used Ubuntu to create a bootable usb stick with the 'stored reserved space' maxed out. I then boot the memory stick which I have installed the android sdk to. That might be a faster, and more reliable alternative. When you want to switch back to windows, just reboot and remove the usb stick.
     

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