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Old 02-16-2008, 10:02 AM   #1
gunbait101
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Installing VMware tools in Linux


Alright,

Guys, I need some help. I installed VMware, and I'm trying to install VMware tools. I've tried VMware's main website. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2, with VMware 6, and Ubuntu 7.10.

If I could get a full walk through of out to do this, that would be excellent!

-Nick H.

PS : I'm nearly new with Linux
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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Ok, I need to clarify something really quick. Are you trying to install VMWare Tools on WinXP or on Ubuntu? The directions will change depending on which one you're trying to install to.

Cheers!
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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I'm trying to Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu
 
Old 02-16-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
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when you click the "Install VMWare Tools" item it will make a device available to the linux machine that appears to be a cdrom. I would be surprised if Ubuntu did not mount it automatically. If not, just enter
Code:
mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
ls /mnt/cdrom
you should see a rpm and a tar.gz file. Since I dont think Ubuntu deals with RPMs you will probably have to install from source.
Code:
cp /mnt/cdrom/vmware-tools-xxx.tar.gz /tmp/
cd /tmp
tar zxvf vmware-tools-xxx.tar.gz
then go in that directory and follow the INSTALL or README instructions.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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Well i keep getting "bash: command not found"
 
Old 02-16-2008, 02:30 PM   #6
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I'm sorry for "bumping" but I can take you through the whole process I do... Both ways.

1.) On the desktop I go into vmware-tools-distrib > (that is where the installer is) I double click on vmware-install.pl and a error message comes up. I've tried Run In Terminal, and Run. None of those work.

2.) I went into Terminal and tried to do it there, that is where I get the "bash: command not found" when i type in (making sure that i'm in the right directory first) vmware-install.pl

3.) I go into the command line, and try step 2.) again, and I get the same error
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:45 PM   #7
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Alright, I got everything figured out, thanks for your help guys!
 
  


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