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Old 10-14-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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Fresh Suse 9.1 trying to install VMWare 4.5.1 - Unable to copy the source file

I'm running Suse 9.1 and have just installed PERL to run the VMWare installation program. I open a command line as root and run the installer. The installer then asks me some questions.
I answer the questions the installer asks with [enter]

These are the questions:

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin] (i hit enter)

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc/init.d] (i hit enter)

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/init.d] (i hit enter)

Unable to copy the source file ./installer/ to the destination file

Execution aborted.

I'm brand new to linux and running things from the command line. So, i was wondering if anyone could take a guess as to what i need to do to make this work.

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Old 10-14-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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You need to su to root before running the installation script, because the script needs to write to system directories.
Old 10-14-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
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I'm doing all this from a super user terminal loged in as 'root'. If i need to use the "su" command i don't know how other than to actually switch users by loging out and loging in as root. What else do you need to know so you can help.


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