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    USB Problem with VMWare Server

    I have VMWare server hosted on my Vista machine and guesting the latest Ubuntu 8 beta release. VMWare does not allow me to connect to my USB thumbdrive and therefore I cannot mount/see any USB devices inside Ubuntu.

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    Re: USB Problem with VMWare Server

    Ok so I get to answer my own question.

    Well Vista bites me again! Case of love the hardware, but the OS supplied lets me down.

    Please see http://communities.vmware.com/thread/101227

    VMWare Server 1 doesn't support Vista and neither will Server 2 it seems.

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    Re: USB Problem with VMWare Server

    Also, dont bother with Windows Virtual PC, it doesn't support USB either and takes forever to get Ubuntu installed.

    The best bet appears to be VMWare Workstation which costs. I think it both supports USB and shared folders between the guest and the host, which would be nice. For now Ill just keep messing up the planet and burning CDs to transfer the data between the two!!

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    Re: USB Problem with VMWare Server

    Quote Originally Posted by pburns5042 View Post
    Also, dont bother with Windows Virtual PC, it doesn't support USB either and takes forever to get Ubuntu installed.

    The best bet appears to be VMWare Workstation which costs. I think it both supports USB and shared folders between the guest and the host, which would be nice. For now Ill just keep messing up the planet and burning CDs to transfer the data between the two!!

    You don't have to burn CDs! Copy the files you want to an iso using a free tool such as http://www.imgburn.com/

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    Re: USB Problem with VMWare Server

    Samba permits complete file transfers, seeing host from guest, guest from host, using file browsers, and other apps.
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