External Hard Disk Connectivity in Ubuntu

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http://superuser.com – I have connected an external hard disk to an Ubuntu Desktop instance running on VMware workstation on my Win 7. I connected the hard disk using the VM -> Removable Devices and connected the hard disk. I can see the hard disk getting displayed on the status bar of VMware . But I could not find the hard disk on the default mount point /media. This is my first time connecting the hard disk to an Ubuntu system What seems to be the issue here and how can I fix this. The OS version is Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.3 and I did not mount anything I just used the VMware controls to connect the external ha (HowTos)