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Old 03-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Not able to find VMWARE TOOLS on RHEL-5


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I installed redaht 5 on vmware. I tried to install VMware tools.Not able to find the tools when clicking VM >> Install Vmware tools option. Additionally please review my screen shot.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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vmware 8 and above needs python to install vmware tools. have you installed python on vmware guest?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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This is not version 8. using version 6-7 only.Already i installed vmware tools for version OEL 4.

but rhel 5 i could n't.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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The vmware release might have gotten too out of date.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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@ AwesomeMachine ;

The vmware release might have gotten too out of date.

If so , how can i install VMware tools to OEL4 version .

Thanks !
 
Old 03-24-2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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This is not version 8. using version 6-7 only
If i remember correctly vmware v6 and v7 uses c++ to install its tools in linux. oel4 probably had c++ already preinstalled. pls check internet.

In any case try this (guest rhel5):
  1. install “development tools” in guest rhel5.
  2. Click Install VMWare Tools
In guest rhel5 terminal do:
  1. # mkdir -p /media/{tmp1,tmp2}
  2. # mount /dev/sr0 /media/tmp1
  3. # tar -xvzf /media/tmp1/some_vmware_dir/<some_tarfile>.tar.gz -C /media/tmp2
  4. goto /media/tmp2 and run script – probably its pyrhon or c++ file.

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