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Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 03:08:55 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: VMWare tools

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 05:44:48PM -0500, Robert Harris wrote:
> VMWare tools temporarily show up on the cdrom, after you tell vmware to
> install vmware tools,

Do you mean that VMware provides a virtual CD-ROM that has the tools on
it?  (I am just trying to guess.)

> The /etc/fstab file shows a /dev/cdrom device, but that doesn't exist.

If you need this, you're supposed to make /dev/cdrom a symlink to your
actual CD drive device - e.g., with:

ln -s hdc /dev/cdrom


ln -s scd0 /dev/cdrom

(see dmesg to determine the device name to use here).

Then simple "mount /mnt/cdrom" should work.


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