I am trying to connect a UM6 to my laptop via a Pololu USB-to-Serial Adapter (see photo). My laptop is a 64-bit mac 10.7 therefore I am using Virtual Box with windows XP (32-bit) to run the CH robotics interface software. I have installed the respective drivers on both OS. When I connect the USB to the mac the red Rx LED turns on (continuously) and so appears to be working. When I connect the USB when in virtual Windows it comes up with a message “USB device not recognized”, and only the UM6 power LED turns on. It also doesn’t appear under the Ports in Device Manager. I have set a filter for the USB adapter in Vitual Box settings, I have successfully used other USB devices in Virtual Box.
Is the problem that I am running a 32-bit version of Windows on a 64-bit mac? and is there a get around solution or do I have to buy a 64-bit version of Windows?
Appreciate any advice,