VMWare & Ubuntu - USB problems
Posted on 2009-02-12
VMWare 1.0.6 (build-91891) with Ubuntu 8.04 (64bit) host doesn't recognize USB memory stick or SDCard. I have two different versions of 32bit XP as the client hosts in VMWare. Both have the appropriate settings for USB connection (USB controller: present: "The USB Controller is enabled". But when I power on either version of XP, & go to VM -> Removable Devices -> USB devices, it only says "empty". No USB devices recognized. It does this whether the USB device is mounted in the host Ubuntu OS or not.
Sound & Video actually work ok, this is the last step before I conclude that Ubuntu+VMWare can run any software and do anything a pure windows setup can do plus some. :)