Like many others, I’ve been having trouble syncing my ipod with my windows virtual machine in both VMWare Workstation 6.5 and VMware Server 2.0.
To get around this issue, I had written a few scripts to unload the USB modules (and actually forcefully rename them because the blacklist was not honored) on VMWare Workstation.
I recently switched over to exclusive use of VMware server 2.0, and I found the solution on the VMWare Forums.
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=46,devmode=664 0 0
… Append that line to /etc/fstab.