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

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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:

    [[email protected] ~]# mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
    mount: mount point /cdrom does not exist
    

Solution:

    [[email protected] ~]# cd /
    [[email protected] /]# mkdir cdrom
    [[email protected] /]# mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
    [[email protected] /]# cd /cdrom
    [[email protected] cdrom]# ls
    manifest.txt  VMwareTools-8.3.2-257589.tar.gz
    [[email protected] cdrom]# cp VMwareTools-8.3.2-257589.tar.gz /tmp
    [[email protected] cdrom]# cd /
    [[email protected] /]# umount cdrom
    


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