I am using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron as the host os. I have installed VMWorkstation 6.0.5 and have also installed Mandriva2008 as the guest os. After loading the Mandriva virtual machine I go to VM > install VMtools. I never see the CDROM mount and do not get any errors. I understand that there is a way to mount VMtools manually however I do not understand how to do this. I don't believe there is a problem with hardware although I could be wrong. I'm willing to try just about anything. This is my seventh day at this and I'm just about ready to throw in the towel. I have the User guide. Any help is much appreciated. I am willing to provide any additional info. Thanks.