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    Re: USB drive detection

    Noooooo , nothing worked .

    VM/Removable Devices/USB is still empty

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    Re: USB drive detection

    Quote Originally Posted by adityakavoor View Post
    Noooooo , nothing worked .

    VM/Removable Devices/USB is still empty
    have you already applied the fixes suggested by fjgaude? i only ask because i was planning to do the same the next time i am at my computer to see if it would work

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    Re: USB drive detection

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt26 View Post
    have you already applied the fixes suggested by fjgaude? i only ask because i was planning to do the same the next time i am at my computer to see if it would work
    yes I did, But didnt work

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    Re: USB drive detection

    I resorted the safer way and samba shared the two OS's.

    No need of usb now

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    Re: USB drive detection

    Yes, but USB support for scanners and printers and the like is so needed by so many folks.

    Most people have gotten USB to work with the suggested changes made.

    Someone needs to write a very detailed HOW-TO, making no assumptions about the readers knowledge, to get us all through the process.

    I do believe Hardy Haron, 8.04 in alpha 6 now, has all these fixes already contained within it. I'll check to make sure.
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    Re: USB drive detection

    Here it is.. Yippie

    I got usb to work also.

    step 1: Edit Virtual machine settings

    step 2: Select Hardware tab

    step 3: See below .. click on Add

    step 4: select USB controller

    step 5: VM/Removal Devices/USB Devices and then I click on the name of the flash drive.

    Enjoy

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    Re: USB drive detection

    fjgaude :

    Can you tell me how to increse the video memory size of guest OS win xp ?

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    Re: USB drive detection

    I don't know of a way to increase video memory size. VMware uses a software emulation of your video card and likely has no need to increase the memory, it is irrelevant.
    Regards, frank, at http://yantrayoga.typepad.com/noname/
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    Question Re: USB drive detection

    Quote Originally Posted by fjgaude View Post
    Here's what I did months ago to get USBs to fully work:

    Uncomment lines 42-45 starting with #mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh
    Like so:

    Code:
            mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    	domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    	ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    	mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
    Then place in the fstab file this line:

    Code:
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto 0 0
    Good to add this line into your guest .vmx file using text editor:

    mainMem.useNamedFile=FALSE

    Reboot!

    You will have full copy, paste from host to and from guest, and USB device handling capability, drives, scanners, printers, etc.

    Let us know how you are doing.
    unfortunately this did not work for me either- my windows xp vm will still detect that the USB flash drive was plugged in, but still nothing shows up in My Computer.

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    Re: USB drive detection

    Did you look in Windows Control under Printers and Faxes?

    You did reboot?
    Regards, frank, at http://yantrayoga.typepad.com/noname/
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