Can't install vmware tools - why?

Karl Auer kauer at
Thu Oct 2 00:48:38 UTC 2008

When I select "VM->Install VMWare tools" and click "Install", it is
supposed to set up a new mounted filesystem in the guest with the tools
on it, ready to install.

However, no new filesystem or device is appearing as far as I can tell.
Note that I am doing this at the command line (the guest is a 8.04
server install), so none of the HowTos are worth much :-(

Anyone have a clue as to what step I might be missing, or can tell me
what exact device is supposed to be set up (maybe I can mount it

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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