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krishnakishorerhce 07-16-2013 09:01 PM

Unable to mount USB device on to RHEL6.1 virtual machine
 
I am a linux newbie. I wanna connect USB to my RHEL6.1 virtual machine installed on vmware9, Windows 7 as host OS.

It is showing error that unable to mount USB, Unknown file system type.

My pendrive is under NTFS format. How can i mount my USB? Pls help.

Thanks in advance.

John VV 07-16-2013 11:37 PM

the older RHEL 6.1 ( the current is RHEL 6.4 ) normally has NTFS support turned off or not installed

first check if the driver is installed
Code:

su -
yum info ntfs-3g

---- if it is installed this will say so ---
if not install it from the EPEL repo , but FIRST you must install the repo!
see the fedora epel wiki page
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
Warning:
READ the RHEL warning on turning on 'optional' repo with the default and required RHN repo

also install and CONFIGURE "yum-priorities" BEFORE you install ANY software
see the red hat knowledge base
the FULL instructions are in there
( you get access to this with the required support contract that you bought )
-- just log in to the red hat site and search for the plug in
https://access.redhat.com/search/quick
Code:

yum install yum-priorities
once the plugin is configured
install ntfs-3g
Code:

su -
yum update
---- then the driver --
yum install ntfs-3g
--- you might also want to install some tools
yum install ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs

but all this will require that you have a paid for and registered RHEL install

if you did not buy the required support contract
you do not install anything


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