On Linux hosts, Workstation Player 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.
About this task
Do not attempt to add a USB drive device node directory, for example,
/dev/sda, to the virtual machine as a hard disk.
Verify that you have root access to the host system.
- As root, mount the USB file system.
mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb
- Connect the USB device to the host system.