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VirtualBox and USB flash drive or ISO image

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I installed in my Slackware 13.1 with generic kernel 2.6.33.4-smp VirtualBox packages taken from SlackBuilds.org (acpica, virtualbox-ose and virtualbox-kernel). Then for testing purposes I installed in VirtualBox Windows XP using CD-ROM drive connected to USB port. It’s a lot of fun to see Windows as an application in Linux! Now I’m trying to install in VirtualBox Linux Mint using either USB flash drive prepared with unetbootin or mere ISO image. Without success. It seems VirtualBox 3.2.10 OSE doesn’t recognize either USB flash drives or ISO images though it recognizes CD-ROM drive connec (HowTos)