How to Resolve mount: mount point /cdrom does not exist

If you install the CentOS in VM ESX/ESXi server with minimum packages without GUI(Graphical User Interface), you have to know more about the linux command. I believe most of the VMware administrators or Linux administrators facing the same problem when trying to install/upgrade VMware  tools on Linux VM guest.  Anyway, there is the simple steps to resolve this problem.

Problem Encountered:

    [root@vmserver ~]# mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
    mount: mount point /cdrom does not exist


    [root@vmserver ~]# cd /
    [root@vmserver /]# mkdir cdrom
    [root@vmserver /]# mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
    [root@vmserver /]# cd /cdrom
    [root@vmserver cdrom]# ls
    manifest.txt  VMwareTools-8.3.2-257589.tar.gz
    [root@vmserver cdrom]# cp VMwareTools-8.3.2-257589.tar.gz /tmp
    [root@vmserver cdrom]# cd /
    [root@vmserver /]# umount cdrom
1 comment
  1. disqus_uAxMyyWeiI
    July 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    This was exactly what I needed. Thanks!

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