VMware workstation 6 (for windows) fully supports USB 2.0 in VMs. I
believe workstation version 5 supports USB 1.0. Neither will support USB
at all if you enable the "ESX server" compatibility option when you
create the VM.
I am able to copy to USB thumb drives and CF cards in a USB card reader
from FreeBSD 6.2 in a VM running on VMware 6.0 workstation. VMware won't
even let me add a USB device to a VM with "ESX server" compatility
From: Yutaka Sato [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 1:28 PM
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Moore; email@example.com
Subject: Re: [DeleGate-En:3765] minimum neccessary libs
you "Joe Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
|I am not aware of any minibsd images for vmware, but I haven't really
|looked very hard for them either.
|I am using a FreeBSD install on vmware workstation to produce image
|files that can be copied via "dd" to a compact flash or USB flash
|I should have a good image later this week. I'll try to create a new
|boot it from the flash drive and then dd back to a partitioned and
|labeled virtual disk. If that works I'll put the vmware image up on my
|ftp server for you.
|Or, if you have a flash drive I can generate a disk image for that and
|you could boot right from that. I just need to know how many sectors
|on your flash disk. The minibsd image is around 8 MB.
Thank you for your offer. I have several free USB disks including 32MB
flash and 4GB/8GB HDD. Can I use them for VMware, on Windows ?
9 9 Yutaka Sato <email@example.com> http://delegate.org/y.sato/
( ~ ) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
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