I did the following:
Install command line interface with ubuntu alternate install 12.10 in vmwareplayer5(9.2.2) After the base system was installed: sudo apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade, sudo apt-get install xinit xorg fluxbox build-essential lxterminal gksu leafpad pcmanfm mc chromium-browser, this works. I also installed vmwaretools.
The problem is that usb hdd or thumb drives won't mount unless I mount them through commandline. I'm new at building fluxbox so any help regarding automounting would be much appreciated!