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    In my operating sys. I am mounted on one of my internal hard disks and two usb attached hard disk's. However, in both VMware and Vbox they do not see nor connect to these drives. I do not have this problem in the 13.1 system. Any idea as to what is going on?
    RJ

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    Default Re: VM's can't mount drives

    In vbox you have to install the extra USB module. Don't know about VMWare

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    Default Re: VM's can't mount drives

    No problem with USB disks in both VBox 4.3 and VMware Workstation 11.

    Recommend updating your Guest Tools/Additions, when you do so you'll re-build and update your USB module.

    For VMware,
    I posted how to do this at the following
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-tools-patches

    BTW - IMO should have been obvious this was a problem specific to a virtual machine so should have been posted in the Virtualization forum for best results.

    TSU

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    Default Re: VM's can't mount drives

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    No problem with USB disks in both VBox 4.3 and VMware Workstation 11.

    Recommend updating your Guest Tools/Additions, when you do so you'll re-build and update your USB module.

    For VMware,
    I posted how to do this at the following
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-tools-patches

    BTW - IMO should have been obvious this was a problem specific to a virtual machine so should have been posted in the Virtualization forum for best results.

    TSU
    Thanks for the input, you may be right about which forum I should have gone to! However, I solved my mount problem "for the internal HD" by editing its entry in "fstab" to "user,uid=1000,gid=100,unmask=0022, locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0" and wa la it's mounted. Also have my USB drives working in both vm's

    Regards RJones
    RJ

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