I want to have the USB HDD at
/dev/sdc accessible to VMware Workstation 12.5 (Manjaro Linux host).
On Linux hosts, Workstation Pro uses the USB device file system to connect to USB devices. If the USB device file system is not located in
/proc/bus/usb, you must mount the USB file system to that location.
Important Do not attempt to add a USB drive device node directory, for example, /dev/sda, to the virtual machine as a hard disk.
I try to mount
/proc/bus/usb as reccommended (same link as above):
[tara ~]# mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist [tara ~]# mkdir /proc/bus/usb mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/proc/bus/usb’: No such file or directory [tara ~]# ls /proc/bus input pci [tara ~]# uname -a Linux tara 4.8.15-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 15 22:22:45 UTC 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux [tara ~]#
In my net trawling, it seems that
/proc/bus/usb was removed in Linux kernel 3.5.
Surely it is possible to connect a USB device to VMware Workstation - how is it done?