Workstation11 Doesnt Mount HDDs


im using debian 8.1 with virtualbox 5.0 and when i add hdds or hotswap hdds they do not show up in dolphin at all. is there a special way to mount them? (Im using Virtualbox Manager to add sata and ide hdds but to no avail)


Please see if enabling this helps:
Start menu -> System Settings -> Removable Media


yea tried that but still didnt seem to work. anyone else having this issue?


Device auto mounter is broken.

It’s probably this known issue:

You need to manually mount those. You most likely want to drop the ‘-o ro’. You can change the path from ‘/mnt/cdrom/’ to something else. Must change /dev/cdrom to /dev/sd “something” most likely.


ok i will try a little later and post if it works. thanks


for all Non-Technical users having the same problem (when adding virtual disks to the whonix workstation)
a simple workaround would be to
1 Install GParted (sudo apt-get install gparted)
*this helps when working with multiple HDDs it allows you to ID the HDD (sda, sdb, sdc…)
it also allows you to ID the partitions on the HDD (sda1,sda2,sda3…)

2 use the mount & unmount commands in the terminal (as root or using sudo)

the steps i took:

a. in my /home/user directory i made a directory named disks
(root@host:/home/user# mkdir disks)
*this makes access easier than having in /dev directory

b. then i made a few more directories in the disk directory
(root@host:/home/user# cd disks)
(root@host:/home/user/disks# mkdir disk1)
(root@host:/home/user/disks# mkdir disk2)
(root@host:/home/user/disks# mkdir disk3)
(root@host:/home/user/disks# mkdir disk4)
(root@host:/home/user/disks# mkdir disk5)

the commands above will allow me to mount upto 5 partitions!

c. now use GParted to locate and ID the disks and partitions on that disk you want to mount,
once you’ve done that get back to the terminal and issue the following commands (with respect
to the drive and partition(s) you want to mount.
here’s the commands i used:

mount /dev/sdb1 /home/user/disks/disk1
mount /dev/sdc1 /home/user/disks/disk2

then you can open Dolphin go to home-> user-> disks->disk1 or disk2…