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No USB on VM's (LM14 and VMWare Workstation 9)

Postby DDD671 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:29 pm

I am running a Windows 7 VM in workstation 9 on a Linux MInt 14 host. The VM cannot attach any USB device (except for keyboard and mouse). I think VMware is looking for the USB in /proc/bus/usb, but that folder does not exist and there is no mountdevsubfs.sh script in /etc/init.d.

Any ideas?

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Postby DDD671 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:25 pm

Sometimes I feel like an idiot. It is not well documented but VMware workstation 9 defaults to starting VMs as "shared." This means that USB passthrough is disabled and no USB controller can be added to the VM. Solution is to mark the VM as private and add a USB controller. Duh.
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