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    Linux Knoppix VMware Player USB Mount

    When I open USBView, the following error appears:

    Can not open the file /proc/bus/usb devices

    Verifiy that you have USB compiled into your kernel, have the USB core modules loaded, and have the usbdevfs filesystem mounted.

    I have found several forums that show solutions, but I don't understand everything. I tried mount -t usbfs usbfs /proc/bus/usb, however it shows mount: only root can do that. I searched for a solution and found that you can change the mount to user. So I tried chmod +s /bin/mount and chmod +s /bin/umount, however both give back the following error message:

    chmod: changing permissions of '/bin/mount': Operation not permitted

    I need to mount the usb in order to save a file to it from the VMware Player and opening it in my main operating system. I have seen people post stuff about adding code to the fstab file, however, I don't understand how and where to add these lines. I have never used Linux before, only reason I am using Linux right now is for Operating System I at Metro Community College.

    Thanks for everyones help on this.

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    Linux Guru jmadero's Avatar
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    In order to change permissions of a file, folder or the like if they already have root privileges is to be a root user and then change the permissions to allow anyone else to use them. The below code should mount just fine:

    sudo mount -t usbfs usbfs /proc/bus/usb
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