If anyone has experience with VMWare running RedHat 8 perhaps you could give me a hand here. I'm running a RedHat8 session inside VMWare 3.1 on top of Windows 2000. When I mount the cdrom, it mounts the VMWare tools as a virtual cdrom and doesn't mount the actual physical device. I know I'm forgetting something here, but cannot for the life of me, remember what. How can I get the actual physical cdrom device to mount?

I've tried the following:

mount /dev/cdrom
mount -t ISO9006 /dev/cdrom /mnt

Both mount a virtual cdrom, and not the physical device. Thoughts? Any help much appreciated.