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Old 10-08-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
warrickj
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Unable to see usb mounted drive in VMware RHEL guest


All,

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, however, I have researched this until my eyes are ready to fall out

I have a RHEL4 virtual machine running on a Windows XP host. The host has a usb connected, 500GB HDD which has been partioned (roughly) to hold one 250GB NTFS and one 250GB ext3 partition using Partition Magic.

Whilst the NTFS partition is visible to the host, I can't get the guest to see the ext3 partition.

Disk /dev/sda: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 2610 20860402+ 8e Linux LVM


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Old 10-08-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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you must create the ext3 partition on the vmware, not on your host.
to do that, you can add new vm, when its done, you can edit
RHEL4 vmsetting -- add hardrive and point it to the vm that you have created.

for using usb on vmware, edit your vmsetting then add usb controller.

hope help friend.
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All,

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, however, I have researched this until my eyes are ready to fall out

I have a RHEL4 virtual machine running on a Windows XP host. The host has a usb connected, 500GB HDD which has been partioned (roughly) to hold one 250GB NTFS and one 250GB ext3 partition using Partition Magic.

Whilst the NTFS partition is visible to the host, I can't get the guest to see the ext3 partition.

Disk /dev/sda: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 2610 20860402+ 8e Linux LVM


Warrick
 
Old 10-08-2008, 09:34 PM   #3
warrickj
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Thank you.

I realised after reading your post though that the question was a stupid one. In a VM you have to add the disk in the configuration options *before* it can be seen by the VM.

I can't believe I have spent the past 4 hours attempting to find a 'solution' for what was just a configuration issue.

Apologies all.

Warrick
 
  


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