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Old 05-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Back-Track 5 r2 installing Vmware-tools ./vmware-install.pl gives permission deined


Hi everyone,
I'm completely new to Linux and I'm having trouble installing VmWare-Tools. When I go to the directory and run the ./vmware-install.pl command I get permission denied.
 
Old 05-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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You have to run those tools as root user:
Code:
sudo ./vmware-install.pl
Quote:
I'm completely new to Linux
Then you should consider running a different distro than BackTrack. BackTrack is a distribution aimed at network and security experts, not for beginners. I would recommend to try Mint, Mepis, PCLinuxOS or something similar, aimed to be more user-friendly.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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Vmware-Tools install

Thanks for the tip, when I use sudo ./vmware-install.pl I get command not found.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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Most other people are more polite than I am.

"Then you should consider running a different distro than BackTrack. BackTrack is a distribution aimed at network and security experts, not for beginners. I would recommend to try Mint, Mepis, PCLinuxOS or something similar, aimed to be more user-friendly."

Please re-read that.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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when I use sudo ./vmware-install.pl I get command not found.
Unknown location ... the fist command is always : pwd
I.e. if you didn't do : cd <folder-with-"vmware-install.pl">/
.. then you cannot use the command.
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/d...html#wp1127177

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Old 05-13-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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There is an ownership problem with the vmware tools in BT5R2 vmware run these
chown root vmware-install.pl
chown root /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

you should be able to run the program normally. Do no sudo, that is not appropriate for this in bt. If you have further issues you can also check chmod on the files to make sure you can execute the vmware-install.pl
 
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #7
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Back Track

I understand that Back Track is not for beginners, however I'am determined to learn this one way or another.









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Most other people are more polite than I am.

"Then you should consider running a different distro than BackTrack. BackTrack is a distribution aimed at network and security experts, not for beginners. I would recommend to try Mint, Mepis, PCLinuxOS or something similar, aimed to be more user-friendly."

Please re-read that.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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if you do NOT already know HOW to do basic system changes then you should NOT be trying to use BT5
unless you are a 13( 11 to 15) year old male teen , and most likely white middle class with a 3.1 to 3.5 gpa because you are bored in school and do not do the homework

-- script kiddy---

if that is the case we will NOT teach you to " hack " (well maybe, but NOT "crack" )
 
Old 05-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #9
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There is an ownership problem with the vmware tools in BT5R2 vmware run these
chown root vmware-install.pl
chown root /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

you should be able to run the program normally. Do no sudo, that is not appropriate for this in bt. If you have further issues you can also check chmod on the files to make sure you can execute the vmware-install.pl
Thanks for the tip.
 
Old 05-14-2012, 01:26 AM   #10
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Vmware-tools install

Quote:
Originally Posted by dune44 View Post
There is an ownership problem with the vmware tools in BT5R2 vmware run these
chown root vmware-install.pl
chown root /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

you should be able to run the program normally. Do no sudo, that is not appropriate for this in bt. If you have further issues you can also check chmod on the files to make sure you can execute the vmware-install.pl
Thanks got VM-Tools installed
 
Old 01-17-2013, 01:11 AM   #11
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LaoK,

I like your tenacity. Don't worry about people giving you gruff for being a newbie. Some people use Linux for the first time just for BackTrack. I have been messing with BT since BT3 and I always have some issue or another, e.g. I was brought here looking for a similar solution for BT5 r3...
 
  


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