Setting Up serial port in VirtualBox on windows

I just have enough USB to serial converter which will fail occasionally.
So , I decided to put aside some money to buy a PCI-e to RS232.

Bought this board from All-IT digital mall.

Once installed , the windows machine detected it accordingly.


which represented as COM5 and COM6.

Now to add this to VirtualBox, In setting just need to specify the host device as COM5 and mapped to virtual O/S serial.


and inside the box, we would be able to access as normal port. /dev/ttyS0 on CentOS 6.



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2 Responses

  1. namran says:

    this would then make this app as ..

    the best yahoo messenger for centos

    .. after pidgin.. hehehe 😎

    as it had supersede the pidgin capabilities to perform
    some additional task which is not available in pidgin..

    may be you had been using other messenger..
    kindly post your comment in the form below ..

    p/s : don’t shoot the messenger..

  2. arlie_bcx says:

    I did the steps above but got this message while installing:

    warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 217521f6

    GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL’

    I’m using CentOS 5.6


Anything to add?