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Old 09-10-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
mavinashbabu
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Running VMWare tools automatically while Linux (Any Distro) starts or boots?


Help Please...

I've setup Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Suse 10 as a virtual machines. I've also installed VMWare tools on both of them.

Currently i'm starting vmware tools manually in virtual machines (syntax :- " # /usr/bin/vmware-tools & "). How can i make it start automatically while the system is booting up or making it run automatically in background like several other process, so that i can interact between my virtual machines and the host machine.

Can any one help me how do i make it a service/boot option so that vmware tools runs automatically?

Thanks...

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Old 09-10-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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i'm really pretty sure that under redhat these do run automatically. is there not already a service script for it in init.d? if not, then as it's not somethign you really need to control like a service, just stick that command into /etc/rc.local.
 
Old 09-10-2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.. i observed that there are scripts for vmware tools getting executed while starting up the system, when the boot process is completed i still have my keyboard and mouse struck with in my
virtual machine and have to presse "<ctrl>+<alt>" to free my keyboard and mouse..

i had this line ("/usr/bin/vmware-tools") even in /etc/rc.local as suggested.

Any idea what's going on here?
 
  


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