iTunes in Virtualbox and your iPod

so after installing ubuntu in my desktop i started to install windows xp on a virtual machine.  yes, i am running away from BLUE SCREENS and VIRUSES, why wouldn’t you?! well anyways… i needed my iTunes to run propertly and be able to sync with my iPod. i got it work worh with my library and THANK God that i make backups :).  well i thought that after enableling my usb drive and pluging my ipod and telling my itunes that my ipod is connected it was going to work propertly, but guess what!!! it didn’t.

so there was a extra special step that i had to take and it was pretty easy.  i shutted down my virtual machine and open up virtualbox program.  went to the windows xp settings, and then to usb.  in the usb i connected my ipod and waited until my ubuntu system recognized my ipod and then added the ipod to the filters.  this will allow my ipod to be recognized by windows before my ubuntu system.  pretty clever ah!

and that would be it… now my ipod works like if there was a sole windows os installed.  hope this helps to anybody.

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