Appears to have worked!:) I now have USB!:) really nice being able to plug in my mobile Passport HD and drag and drop files inside Virtual Windows.
it also fond my printer and scanner. I didn't look for either software disks, though. i should get the printer properly installed. I may be needing it.but,it's such a pain looking for a disk! When needing a windows driver, I forget how wonderful having synaptic is!