I have connected an external hard disk to an Ubuntu Desktop instance running on VMware workstation on my Win 7.
I connected the hard disk using the VM -> Removable Devices and connected the hard disk.
I can see the hard disk getting displayed on the status bar of VMware .
But I could not find the hard disk on the default mount point /media.
This is my first time connecting the hard disk to an Ubuntu system
What seems to be the issue here and how can I fix this.
The OS version is Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.3 and I did not mount anything I just used the VMware controls to connect the external hard disk to Ubuntu OS
BTW when I virtually connect the external hard disk I do get 2 pop ups from VMware as shown below but none from Ubuntu and still I cannot connect to the external hard disk.
Popup 1: The device "ASMedia StroJet Transcend" was unable to connect to its host controller.An attempt will will be made to connect this device to the best available host controller.This might result in undefined behaviour for this device.
Popup 2: A USB device is baout to be unplugged from the host and connected to this Virtual Machine.It will first bestopped to enable safe removal.With some devices, the host may display the message"The device can now safely be removed.
And the output of sudo fdisk -l command is:
Disk /dev/sda: 21.5 GB, 21474836480 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders, total 41943040 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0009896d Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 39845887 19921920 83 Linux /dev/sda2 39847934 41940991 1046529 5 Extended /dev/sda5 39847936 41940991 1046528 82 Linux swap / Solaris
And the output of lsusb is
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0e0f:0008 VMware, Inc.