3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2012 2:17 PM by muvvas RSS

    VMWARE Workstation - Solaris 11 - mount USB flash drive

    user9368043
      I have installed Solaris 11 on my VMWare Workstation 9.0.0 using the live CD. I have connected an 8 GB USB flash drive to the Workstation.

      How do I find out which device represents the flash drive?

      The following commands:

      su
      format

      only show a single available disc, which is probably the virtual hard drive.

      Thanks in advance,
      Dusan R.
        • 1. Re: VMWARE Workstation - Solaris 11 - mount USB flash drive
          muvvas
          try to run devfsadm -v

          and check volfs is running or not

          svcs -l volfs
          • 2. Re: VMWARE Workstation - Solaris 11 - mount USB flash drive
            user9368043
            Thanks for your answer.

            Running

            su
            devfsadm -v

            gives an empty response.

            Running

            svcs -l volfs

            gives the following output:

            Pattern 'volfs' does not match any instances.

            Furthure help would be appreciated.

            Thanks,
            Dusan R.
            • 3. Re: VMWARE Workstation - Solaris 11 - mount USB flash drive
              muvvas
              Hi,

              have u added the usb controller to the solaris vm

              if not vm--->setting--->hardware--->add usbcontroller

              next add removable usb device to soalris vm

              vm--->removeable devices--->usb connect

              on soalris 11 vm check the services

              root@solaris11:~# svcs hotplug rmvolmgr
              STATE STIME FMRI
              online 5:03:49 svc:/system/hotplug:default
              online 5:30:10 svc:/system/filesystem/rmvolmgr:default

              try to restart the service ,then you can see the dmesg like this

              Sep 28 05:39:16 solaris11 usba: [ID 349649 kern.info] JMicron USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge 100323B40017
              Sep 28 05:39:16 solaris11 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] scsa2usb0 is /pci@0,0/pci15ad,790@11/pci15ad,770@3/storage@1
              Sep 28 05:39:16 solaris11 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info] /pci@0,0/pci15ad,790@11/pci15ad,770@3/storage@1 (scsa2usb0) online
              Sep 28 05:39:17 solaris11 pcplusmp: [ID 805372 kern.info] pcplusmp: ide (ata) instance 0 irq 0xe vector 0x44 ioapic 0x2 intin 0xe is bound to cpu 1
              Sep 28 05:39:18 solaris11 scsi: [ID 583861 kern.info] sd2 at scsa2usb0: target 0 lun 0
              Sep 28 05:39:18 solaris11 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] sd2 is /pci@0,0/pci15ad,790@11/pci15ad,770@3/storage@1/disk@0,0
              Sep 28 05:39:20 solaris11 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info] /pci@0,0/pci15ad,790@11/pci15ad,770@3/storage@1/disk@0,0 (sd2) online

              even you can confirm from

              if its FAT file system no need of additional drives if its ntfs you need to install packages

              FSWpart.tar.gz FSWfsmisc.tar.gz

              run volcheck command ,
              rmmount -l
              then is will appear under /media/
              if it not mount manually
              check the disk in

              echo|format

              mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/cxtxdxp0:c /mnt

              refer:::
              https://blogs.oracle.com/mandalika/entry/mounting_windows_ntfs_on_open
              http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19963-01/html/821-1459/devusbtasks-12.html