How to get VMWare server to access USB stick?

Adam McGreggor lists at
Wed Mar 5 20:39:57 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 03:12:40PM -0500, stan wrote:
> I have VMWARE server installed, using the install from the "partner"
> repository. Works great. 
> I have installed XP as a virtual machine. The VM can see the real CDRom
> drive, but cannot seem to see the USB stick, even though Ubuntu can see it.
> Is there a config file I need to tweak to accomplish this?

I've found that 'mount -t usbfs usbfs /proc/bus/usb/' before starting
VMWare does the job.


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