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Mount a USB key in VMware ESX 3.0.1

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007


For anyone familiar with Linux, this is a trivial task. But for those new to Linux or VMware it might not seem straightforward. After many fruitless Google searches, I hope someone finds this helpful.The following worked on an HP DL380 G5. Your mileage may vary on different hardware.

Mounting a USB drive:

The “mount” command by itself will show you the currently mounted volumes.
# mount

First create a mount point:
# mkdir /mnt/usbkey

Now mount the drive:
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey -t vfat

Don’t forget to unmount it when your done.
# umount /dev/sda1