filmgod
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Thunderbolt connection issue w/ Nikon coolscan

Im using windows XP with VMware Fusion and trying to connect my Nikon Coolscan 8000 via Firewire 800 w/ Thunderbolt adapter. My virtual machine recognizes my Kodak Pakon scanner via USB and scans perfectly fine but my Nikon scanner is not recognized. Is there a way to get VMware to recognize my scanner via Thunderbolt?

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wila
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Hi,

You cannot pass-through thunderbolt to a VM and as such it cannot be made directly available to your guest.

Same for FireWire, there's no pass-through support for that either.

So the answer to your question is: No, not possible.

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Wil

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