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Old 07-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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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.
Old 07-16-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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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
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
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
yum install yum-priorities
once the plugin is configured
install ntfs-3g
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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