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Old 02-27-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
daffybunny
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Enabling copy and past Guest Linux, Host Windows XP


I was wondering if someone could assistance me. I was trying to enable to copy and paste feature from vmware machine to host. I have enable the copy and paste feature. Please see the below example ,but have not been able to get it to work.

VMware Tools for Linux Guests
Power on the virtual machine.
After the guest operating system has started, prepare your virtual machine to install VMware Tools.
Choose File > Install VMware Tools.
The remaining steps take place inside the virtual machine.
Be sure the guest operating system is running in text mode. You cannot install VMware Tools while X is running.
As root (su -), mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image, change to a working directory (for example, /tmp), uncompress the installer, then unmount the CD-ROM image.
Note: You do not use an actual CD-ROM to install VMware Tools, nor do you need to download the CD-ROM image or burn a physical CD-ROM of this image file. The VMware Workstation software contains an ISO image that looks like a CD-ROM to your guest operating system. This image contains all the files needed to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.
Note: Some Linux distributions use different device names or organize the /dev directory differently. If your CD-ROM drive is not /dev/cdrom, modify the following commands to reflect the conventions used by your distribution.
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
cd /tmp
tar zxf /mnt/vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz
umount /mnt
Run the VMware Tools installer.
cd vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl
Log out of the root account.
exit
Start X and your graphical environment.
In an X terminal, launch the VMware Tools background application.
vmware-toolbox &
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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Did you do that? Did you receive any errors in the process?
 
Old 02-28-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
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tar zxf /mnt/vmware-lunix-tools.tar.gz (command fails) child error
 
Old 02-28-2007, 11:08 AM   #4
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Well, I don't know of any file called "lunix-tools". Did you mean "linux-tools"?
 
Old 03-01-2007, 06:02 AM   #5
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yes, linux-tools
 
  


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