- Connect your external harddrive to your host system.
- Open up the virtual machine window and select.
- Locate the device name assigned to the USB device.
- Create the mount point.
- Mount the external harddrive.
Devices -> USB Devices -> Name of USB Devices
You will need to locate the device name assigned.
If you did not receive the following message notifications, from when the device name was assigned.
Then you can use the
You can also use
fdisk -l command as shown below.
In this case the device name assigned is sdd1.
mount /dev/sdd1 /mnt/external
You should now be able to access the external drive from your linux virtual machine.