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Old 12-10-2015, 04:00 AM   #1
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install vmware tools in linux guest


okay, I am running a windows 10 host
I created a mint rosa x64 guest.
(I had to enable intel virtualization in the mobo, but I got past that hump)
I am trying to install vmware tools, so I can resize the guest window.
It tells me to run commands in the terminal.
specifically, tar.
that's a little beyond me.
help, please, for someone unfamiliar with terminals.
I can open the terminal, and I can type tar and press enter, but obviously, that's not enough...
 
Old 12-10-2015, 04:17 AM   #2
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Can you post the instructions here or, if they are too long, a link to the instructions?
 
Old 12-10-2015, 04:26 AM   #3
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okay, it looks to me like the virtual cd drive is mounted in the guest, I can see it on the guest desktop. my problem is with the next stage:

launch a terminal and use tar to uncompress the installer. then, execute vmware-install.pl to install vmware tools.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 05:13 AM   #4
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okay, it looks to me like the virtual cd drive is mounted in the guest, I can see it on the guest desktop. my problem is with the next stage:

launch a terminal and use tar to uncompress the installer. then, execute vmware-install.pl to install vmware tools.
I don't use VMware, but perhaps you can do it with point-click.

Open the CDROM on your desktop.
You should see a tar file, or a compressed tar file or so. Normally, doubleclicking on it should bring up the tool to unpack this file. So, unpack it.

Then navigate to the place where you unpacked it. Find the vmware-install.pl file (a Perl script, according to its extension). I think you should be able to run it by just doubleclicking.

I tell you all that without seeing your desktop. Kind of flying blind B)
 
Old 12-10-2015, 05:23 AM   #5
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okay, I followed those steps, and I am attaching a link to a screen shot showing the results
it is just sort of hanging there and not doing anything.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64699661/Capture.PNG
 
Old 12-10-2015, 06:00 AM   #6
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First unpack the vmware-tools....gz file (I guess the extract button would be a good start, but ensure you extract everything), then navigate to the location where you unpacked it and at that location doubleclick the vmware-install.pl file.

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Old 12-10-2015, 06:12 AM   #7
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I am assuming that unpack and extract are the same thing.
when I try to extract by right clicking on the file, it says I don't have the right permissions.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 06:32 AM   #8
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okay, I changed the extract location to desktop, and it extracted.
I double clicked the vmware-install.pl file, and chose "run", but nothing happens.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 06:53 AM   #9
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Navigate to the folder that contains the vmware-install.pl file. You should be able to right click on that folder and select something like "open terminal here". If so, do that, and in the terminal type ./vmware-install.pl (that's "dot slash vmware-install.pl").

If not, I am afraid I can't help you from this remote location.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 07:14 AM   #10
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I finally got it to run by opening it at root.
thanks for all your help
 
  


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