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Old 07-26-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Question installing vmware tools in fedora15


I installed fedora 15 ,i went for install tools and successfully mount virtual drive, but after that i cant extract ****.tar.gz file. No. of errors arises like "can't success bcoz previous error" Or read only file system. I tried to change file permission but cant get result.I searched no. articles on net and follow same procedure ,but not succeed .Becoz of this i cant see fullscreen window of fedora so anyone have experience of such case,plz help me thank u
 
Old 07-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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At first, please spell out your words.
To your problem, did you try to extract the .tar.gz while you were on a read only file-system, like the virtual CD, or where you in a writable directory. Also, please post the exact error messages, this will give us a much better view on the actual error than "can't success bcoz previous error".
 
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:12 AM   #3
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thank u 4 reply tobi........
finally i extract file and run install.pl file but after some time error arises "possibility
of missing file in kernel module <filename>" .Earlier i used command like yum update and yum install gcc make kernel-devel perl kernel-PAE-devel. is it necessary to update kernel once again?
 
Old 07-27-2011, 04:23 AM   #4
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Would be helpful to get the exact error-message.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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Here is screenshot.............
*******************************************************************
Distribution provided drivers for Xorg X server are used.

Skipping X configuration because X drivers are not included.

Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
W: Possible missing firmware "aic94xx-seq.fw" for kernel module "aic94xx.ko"
W: Possible missing firmware "cbfw_fc.bin" for kernel module "bfa.ko"
W: Possible missing firmware "ctfw_cna.bin" for kernel module "bfa.ko"
W: Possible missing firmware "ctfw_fc.bin" for kernel module "bfa.ko"
Starting vmware-tools (via systemctl): Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details.
[FAILED]
Unable to start services for VMware Tools

Execution aborted.

Found VMware Tools CDROM mounted at /media/VMware Tools. Ejecting device
/dev/sr0 ...
Found VMware Tools CDROM mounted at /mnt/cdrom. Ejecting device /dev/sr0 ...
[root@localhost vmware-tools-distrib]#
*******************************************************************************
can u tell me what is remedy for missing firmware thank u.........
 
Old 07-29-2011, 01:23 AM   #6
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plz help me for above mention problem..........i m waiting
 
Old 07-29-2011, 03:25 AM   #7
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The missing firmware is not related to your VMware problem, ignore that unless you have hardware of that type in your system. That the VMware tools can not be started is normal, because the installation failed. Please answer the questions of my previous post:
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did you try to extract the .tar.gz while you were on a read only file-system, like the virtual CD, or where you in a writable directory. Also, please post the exact error messages, this will give us a much better view on the actual error than "can't success bcoz previous error".
When I asked for the error-messages I meant the ones you get when you try to install the VMware Tools.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 04:53 AM   #8
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yes i extracted .tar.gz file and install vmware-install.pl file, during execution above error generated...........
 
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Did you get errors before that messages, for example when compiling/installing the modules?
 
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Hi, godageprasad.
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yes i extracted .tar.gz file and install vmware-install.pl file, during execution above error generated...........
I am not sure what you mean by install vmware-install.pl, in my experience, you execute that file, which will stage the VMWare files in various places, and then ask you if you want to run the configuration script ( vmware-config-tools.pl ). Running the configuration script will require some of the build tools and some of the kernel headers.

I ran into trouble in Fedora 13 with VMWare Server 2.x. I was helped by the post at http://communities.vmware.com/thread/271309 , but I am not sure that you are at that point in the installation process yet.

The exact text of error messages may not mean much to you, but they greatly aid the responders, who have often been through experiences so that they can offer advice.

Best wishes ... cheers, makyo
 
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Yes sir , i got this error message once during the installation of kernel also....
 
  


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