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.

Before you begin

Verify that you have root access to the host system.

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.


  1. As root, mount the USB file system.

    mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb

  2. Connect the USB device to the host system.