Mounting a USB drive (windows format)

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Fri Dec 21 17:00:53 EST 2007

Jeffrey Kesselman wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2007 2:36 PM, Greg KH <greg at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 02:05:29PM -0500, Jeffrey Kesselman wrote:
>>> I'd really like to keep using VMWare.  On my machine its both more
>>> convenient and much faster then qemu even with the kqemu wedge.  (its
>>> a 64 bit dual core, but you can't run qemu in 64 bit mode with kqemu )
Side note: kqemu does work under 64-bit Linux (it's what I use to
emulate on my AMD64 box).
>>> Has anyoen else gotten emulation under vmware recognizing USB memory
>>> stick drives?
Unfortunately my vmware installation is hosed (kernel hangs on every
attempted start-up).
> It deosnt seem to be mounting the CD-Rom either, which suggests to me
> that it could be an issue with the automounter configuration in the
> ship2 build.
AFAIK there's no CDRom support in any of the builds, there not being a
CDRom on the hardware.
> Is that what everyone else is usign for development? I assume that
> matches whats actually on my OLPC?
It is possible to see mount failures under emulation.  If lsusb is
saying you have the usb device attached to the virtual machine you can
try manually mounting the device:

As for what people use, some are on Joyride, others on Ship.2 or
Update.1 images.  Entirely up to the developer.  A Ship.2 image should
be fine for most development uses.  Joyride lets you track changes more
closely if you need that.


  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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