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Old 08-16-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
hussihack
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Wink ubuntu 10 - vmware problem !!!!!!!!!!!!


v plz help me....

i install ubuntu 10 version by vmware program and when i finish installation

i get this page

http://www9.0zz0.com/2010/08/16/02/848765128.png


i write root in login

but i cant write a password i dont know why !!!

and after a secand i get this page

http://www9.0zz0.com/2010/08/16/02/289619169.png

and finilly sorry for my bad english lolz
 
Old 08-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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As per message system is installing vmware tool. (no prob.)

By default (debian based distro)root user has no password so login with user account and password created during installation.


HTH
 
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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Unhappy Issue with VMware Workstation and Ubuntu 10.04

I think VMware tools is still trying to install, but you can also try your user account password for root, it seems to work. Or you can login as yourself, the account you setup previously to this screen.

Currently I am having a problem with logging in when the the GUI is up and running. My keyboard stops working in Ubuntu. I played with all kinds of VMware settings. But my keyboard will not work. It works during the installation process, it also works in the Runtime 3 shell, but when the install is finished no Keyboard. Also I am not sure if vmware tools is fully installed.

Dave
 
Old 08-16-2010, 08:42 PM   #4
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what version of vmware workstation are you running?

Are you running the "free" vmware product or did you buy the full blown vmware tools?

If you bought the tools, what version are you running?

Let me know, I may have a solution for you both (the original poster and the poster with keyboard locking, etc.) I need to know the version number, though....
 
Old 08-17-2010, 03:08 AM   #5
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Change the passwd for root

Hello

1st login with the user a/c it may be named "Vadmin" or" User"
depends upon the image you had downloaded.

then run the below command
sudo passwd

then enter new passwd for root
its done
now u can login with new passwd
 
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:45 AM   #6
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Correction

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Originally Posted by sem007 View Post
By default (debian based distro)root user has no password so login with user account and password created during installation.
Sorry, that's wrong. The default lack of a root password is an Ubuntu quirk that is not a Debian fault.

The instructions above to make the root account usable by giving it a password are correct.

In addition, I would fix the security problem of having the regular user password able to give root access (sudo ...) by creating a 2nd user acct. for everyday use; & reserving the Ubuntu 1st user acct. for root level operations through sudo.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 07:56 AM   #7
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hi archtoad6

Code:
Sorry, that's wrong. The default lack of a root password is an Ubuntu quirk that is not a Debian fault.
Oops...How i was made mistake? thanks for pointing.

Regards,
 
Old 08-17-2010, 09:38 AM   #8
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you must set the root password first

You must set the root password first as followss:

sudo /usr/bin/passwd root

you should get prompted to enter a password to use for root. That will be your root password from then on.

As far as vmware tools. They do NOT just install themselves under Linux. You have to MOUNT the CD after you tell vmware to install vmware tools, and execute the vmware setup from the mounted CD. I have never had vmware "automatically" install vmware tools under any operating system.

Mount the CD with the mount command i.e. mount dev/cdrom mnt/cdrom
if the directory mnt/cdrom is not there create it - that is your mount point. Then
change to the mnt/cdrom directory AFTER the mount command is issued and you should see a file with an extension of ".pl" you need to execute THAT to install vmware tools.

I always copy the ".pl" installer to another directory (my home directory) first then execute it.

Hope this all helps....

Bob
 
Old 08-17-2010, 09:40 AM   #9
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Make sure

BEFORE you mount the cdrom, you tell vmware to install vmware tools. This is very important.....

Bob
 
Old 08-18-2010, 07:00 AM   #10
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Quote:
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You must set the root password first as followss: ...
Why does this operation need a root password?

Why won't sudo -i suffice?
 
Old 08-18-2010, 11:03 AM   #11
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Why does this operation need a root password?

Why won't sudo -i suffice?
The guy wanted to know how to enter a password for root. I'm not even sure he is aware of the sudo concept. I gave him what he wanted.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 11:11 AM   #12
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Also...

I prefer to have a root account to do high level work rather than entering
sudo before every command I need to enter. It's a personal preference.

If someone lives in root, yes, that is dangerous. But don't knock those who prefer to have a root account if they know what they are doing.

Every other Linux distro I've worked with, mandriva, redhat, fedora, etc. I've always had a root account. Old habits die hard. If I used sudo as intended by Ubuntu, I'd be typing every high level command twice, because I would forget to type sudo before the high level command.

It's just easier for me to log into root, issue the commands I need, and then get out to my normal login. Habit, man. I've never burned myself once with this methodology.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 11:14 AM   #13
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Sometimes you shouldn't give them what they ask for; but, rather, what they need.
I found the discussion here, especially this, very illuminating. In short:
Quote:
'sudo su' is deprecated in Ubuntu
That is why I asked about sudo -i -- It seems to be the 'buntu approved way of getting a persistent root prompt.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo on the root account:
Quote:
root account
Enabling the root account
Enabling the root account is rarely necessary. Almost everything you need to do as administrator of an Ubuntu system can be done via sudo or gksudo. If you really need a persistent root login, the best alternative is to simulate a root login shell using the following command...
Code:
sudo -i
BTW1, Before I stumbled on that other thread, I would have given the same advice.

BTW2, Yet another reason I don't use *buntu.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #14
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but when the install is finished no Keyboard.
This problem popped up as I recall at Ubuntu 10 beta 2. You need to update VMWare Workstation. I think 7.1.something fixed the keyboard issue. I had the same problem with VMWare player during the beta testing period. When I upgraded VMWare player to 3.1.something the problem went away.

As to the screen asking for a login... I see that also when building a new VM. If I wait for 20 or 30 seconds it goes away and the tools install process does its thing without any input from me.

Ken
 
  


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