I'm running CentOS 6.3 inside of VirtualBox and am having trouble seeing my USB 2.0 thumb drive. In VirtualBox I go to Devices, USB drives and can capture my connected thumb drive. I've created a mount point in CentOS but fdisk doesn't show the drive (I'm expecting to see SDC) there. What am I missing?
An USB thumb drive should show up in
This script checks for every block device if it is attached to the USB bus (via property ID_BUS) and if it is a disk (via property ID_TYPE). If it finds a device there both is true it prints the device node with the corresponding device serial.
You can just copy that to a file e.g.
If it doesn't return anything, it is likely that your thumb drive isn't "inserted" properly. Check via
plug it in again and see if your thumb drive appears. A good way to monitor if your device is recognized by the kernel is
Unplug your USB device, run that command, plug your device in again. As soon as you plug your usb device in, you should see kernel (and udev) "add" actions.
Remember that if the disk has partitions a partition number will be attached to the device node name (e.g.
you have to install Extension pack for this . read this https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html#intro-installing