Updating my VIA 52 from LInux worked via VirtualBox
The information from this thread was my primary source.
sudo adduser $USER vboxusers
sudo groupadd usbusers
sudo adduser $USER usbusers
Adding the following lines to /etc/udev/rules.d/40-permissions.rules:
# USB devices (usbfs replacement)
SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", GROUP="usbusers", MODE="0664"
Logging on logging off.
Adding the Navi as a USB device in VirtualBox.
You might have to switch the navi off and on if there a connectivity issues in MyDrive. And some patience.