Problems with suse 11.0 using USB drive on VMware Server

i have the version 11.0 suse and im trying to be able to use a USB drive in a VM. Ive changed the crap in fstab, ive changed the stuff in the *.vmx files on my VM’s, i added the usb drive and made it present, but when i go to install the usb drive after i installed vmware tools, it doesnt have anything there. i go through VM on the tool bar and choose removable devices and hold my mouse over USB and it says (empty) in the next window over. I’m using version 1.0.6 of VMware server. Is there anything else i can try?