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hey guys im running backtrack 4 in virtual machine but i dont know how to acces the removable usb drive from within bt4... any help much apreciated,...
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    How to open a removable usb pen-drive in backtrack4


    hey guys im running backtrack 4 in virtual machine but i dont know how to acces the removable usb drive from within bt4...
    any help much apreciated,

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    Start BT and open a terminal window, issue these commands and post your results. You may need to use sudo or root, depends on your setup.
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    fdisk -l
    That's a lowercase L, not a 1. This should show us all your drives and partitions.
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    mount
    This will tell us what is already mounted and where they are mounted (mount points).
    Furthermore, after you plug in the drive, you might try this command, it usually will tell you the device name. Usually it's very near the bottom of the output.
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    dmesg
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    men i need to post 6 more posts before i can send urls http links so you can see the jpg of the outcome of those commands you gave me...
    i cant copy paste the outcome cus its runnin in virtual machine without online...

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    Ahh, I see. Well it helps to know that you are using a VM but you can click the Forum FAQS link in my signature to get around the problem of not being able to post the output.
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    how to do that the faqs thing?

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    take away the spaces from h t t p and w w w...


    h t t p://w w w.imagebam.com/image/3bac33140849273

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    I saw that. Was the USB drive plugged in when you issued those commands? Does your VM player support USB devices? Which VM are you using?
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    ok im using vmware player 3.1.1 and no the usb was not pluget when i did the commands,,, but also i used a usb wifi adaptor that worked perfect before and the vm player does recognise the usb removble drive so i yest need to locate in within bt4

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    MY best guess is that if it worked before and it does not work now then you must have made some changes that affected this. See if you can retrace your steps to see where things might have stopped working for you.
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