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Old 12-23-2003, 05:05 AM   #1
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Instalation Help VMware Tools


Hi
i just installed Mandrake Linux 9.2
as you see i am a complete newbie
and i installed Mandrake on a VMware (virtual machine)
now for better movement of my mouse and better Resolution
i need to install VMware Tools
now i dont know howto install anything
can anyone help me ?
it got all sord of strange codes
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:06 AM   #2
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Did you follow the instructions? what errors are you getting?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:07 AM   #3
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the installation of my mandrake worked fine
what instrictions ? of my VMware tools installer ?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:09 AM   #4
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im not getting any error
i dont know what the installer file is ? .PL ?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:13 AM   #5
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do you always have to be logged in as root to make the installer work correct ?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:15 AM   #6
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After you activated "install vmware tools" , there will be a .gz file in /mnt/cdrom (you need to have an emualted cdrom in your VM), extract it and run the installation script, you'll need the kernel sources and X shouldn't be running (hold down CTRL+ALT, press space then f1 to switch to a virtual console, then do "init 3", this will shut your X server, "init 5" after vmtools is installed.
yes you have to be root cus it needs to compile and load kernel modules, invoking "su" as a normal user will temporarily grant you root previledge, exit when you're finished.

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Old 12-23-2003, 05:18 AM   #7
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mmh how can i shut down X and im now int he GUI with user ROOt im getting a warning not todo this cause nothing can stop me from screwing up :S


The instalation Script is that the .pl file ?
if i open that i get strange document :S im new you see hehe
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:30 AM   #8
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hold down CTRL+ALT, press space then f1 to switch to a virtual console, then do "init 3", this will shut your X server, "init 5" after vmtools is installed.
when i do that i get a strange screen and my system is stuck
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:32 AM   #9
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i think that is because something went wrong at the installation of mandrake
i was testing the reso
and i pressed yes at the test it was good
and then it just went wrong i got the same screen as here
dunnoi what it was and resetted and i got the logins creen with the right screen reso etc i otuth it was fine
 
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Remove the vga= option from your kernel paramter when you boot, framebuffer consoles dont work properly in vmware, i think mandrake creates an entry like linux-safe, no linux-nonfb, not sure, try those instead or edit /etc/lilo.conf, remove the vga=XXX option from append= then run /sbin/lilo, then reboot.

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Old 12-23-2003, 12:24 PM   #11
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ok that last part worked i logged into root
used the editor opend /etc/lilo.conf
removed vga="numbers" then i used some thing
did /sbin/lilo
And it worked now i kan ctrl +alt -space - F1
it workes but now im figuring out you thing

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