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Old 02-18-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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installing vmware tools


how do i install vmware tools thru my virtual slackware machine
i am running windows xp on this machine as my host
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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When you select 'Install VMware tools' from the VMware menu (physically on VMware, not inside your guest OS), you should have a CD mounted in your VM. You'll need to be out of X in order to install this, so quickly copy the contents of that 'CD' to some virtual harddrive folder and in a terminal type 'init 3' (you may need to be root). From there untar the copied packaged and do your thing (I believe it's ./install-vmware-tools)
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:18 PM   #3
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wheres it mounted?
 
Old 02-18-2004, 09:26 PM   #4
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I'm a Suse user so I can't really give you a specific answer. Typically under /mnt/cdrom or on Suse it's /media/cdrom. Just look under /mnt or /media and take a wild guess, it'll be pretty obvious.
 
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thanks it worked
 
Old 02-18-2004, 10:37 PM   #6
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Yep
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twiggy794
When you select 'Install VMware tools' from the VMware menu (physically on VMware, not inside your guest OS), you should have a CD mounted in your VM. You'll need to be out of X in order to install this, so quickly copy the contents of that 'CD' to some virtual harddrive folder and in a terminal type 'init 3' (you may need to be root). From there untar the copied packaged and do your thing (I believe it's ./install-vmware-tools)
Good stuff! During my VMWare 5.5.2, after you click "Install VMWare tools", you must manually:
mount /mnt/cdrom
 
  


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