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Old 02-19-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Install vmware tools on Ubuntu 7.10 guest problem


Install vmware tools on Ubuntu 7.10 guest problem
Workstation 5.5, XP host, Ubuntu 7.10 guest

I installed gcc-3.4
and did an export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.4
CPP looks like it's already installed.

The config routine wants to install in /usr/src/linux/include

I have what looks like linux headers file in /usr/src

I tried /usr/src but the config routine is looking for a "linux" file or folder in it.
I tried the linux-hearers-2.6.22-14 (or whatever it was), but it didn't like it either.

Even if I get through all this it's going to bomb out with the "detected x.org" abort.

Has anyone else had problems installing tools on Ubuntu 7.10?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 01:36 AM   #2
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Hi,

Please provide more details how have you tried.

Do you have VMware Server or VMware Workstation?

In both you choose VM --> Install VMware Tools

Afterwards you should see CDROM mounted with:

VMwareTools-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm
VMwareTools-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz

You install this like this:
rpm -ivh /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-1.0.4-56528.i386.rpm

You need GCC + Kernel source installed on your system

Then as root you execute:

vmware-config-tools.pl

...and thats it.

This should work. If not please provide details in which step there was an error and what kind of error.

Everybody who can speak Polish can find full description on my page:
http://rafal.drezek.info/2008/01/28/narzedzia-vmware/

regards
R.

Last edited by RAFAL; 02-20-2008 at 02:49 AM.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 06:34 AM   #3
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Yes, I understand you have to use the Tar extract method for Ubuntu and have tried it.

I noticed another post that appeared to be trying to solve the same kind of problem, except a few years ago
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...oto=nextoldest
so I tried a few of the steps:


After using Ubuntu's package installer for GCC 3.4 (why that one I don't know (as 4.? is already installed, I'd read about someone saying us that one)) and export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.4

cd /usr/src
ln -s linux-headers-2.6.22-14 linux
cd /usr/src/linux
make

it procduced errors and warnings, starting out looking like this:

HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep

scripts/basic/fixdep.c.107:23: error: sys/types.h no such file or directory
and lots more like it...

I set the 3.4 compiler based on some other threads, so unsure if I should be using an older compiler.

The instructions I read said do a "make install", but there was no install file to make, so i just did a make like the errors suggested at that time.

I think I need some help from someone who has Workstation 5.5 and has experience building linux-headers and the possible errors, and also someone who might know what the "x.org" error is all about.

Thanks

Last edited by optimizer; 02-20-2008 at 08:31 PM. Reason: clarify it is still an open question
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:31 AM   #4
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no problem with VMware

Hi,

I have tested with VMware Server 1.0.4 and Ubuntu 7.10 vmware image I have downloaded from here:
http://isv-image.ubuntu.com/vmware/

I have installed VMware tools without any problems!

After CDROM was mounted I have copied and extracted VMwareTools-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz file to home directory.
I just started installer by typing:
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

see here:
http://www.upload2world.com/pic76/up...orld_dc897.png

Why you don’t you use prepared images available for free in Internet?
You can adjust them to your needs.

regards
Rafal

Last edited by RAFAL; 02-21-2008 at 04:32 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 04:32 AM   #5
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Thanks Rafa,

Is the "isv-image.ubuntu.com" site an Ubuntu authorized site or external to Ubuntu?

I've seen the list of OS images at VMware, some with VMware tools installed, but I always wonder who authorized them, what's on them other than the install?, so the only way I see of getting a known true clean install is install it from scratch.

I think the compile and x problems can be fixed, but I don't know how, and the VMware community help is on strike at present.

Yes, I know how to install the tools if the install goes correctly, but mine doesn't.

Thanks, Opt

Last edited by optimizer; 02-22-2008 at 05:58 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 10:41 AM   #6
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Hey I'm definitely having issues with installing VMWare tools on my guest version of Feisty. The first time I tried to install it in terminal, it says you're supposed to just hit enter for all the defaults but when I do that it gets down to I think the third question and then after hitting enter it says something was not found. Sorry, I forget the details, and I'd go back to reinstall it and tell you the details, except now it always says a version of vmware tools has been installed so it can't reinstall. It also can't uninstall. Any help please?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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The vmware-install.pl routine should uninstall and let you install again.

Here is the Ubuntu forums virtualization help.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=582729
They list the help for the server, so unsure if the details will be of help to a desktop install.
I tried Igor's blog solution link that's currently listed in the above, but it didn't work for Workstation 5.5

I'm still looking for someone who has Workstation 5.5 and has experience building linux-headers and the possible errors, and also someone who might know what the "x.org" error is all about.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 04:25 AM   #8
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Thanks Rafa,

Is the "isv-image.ubuntu.com" site an Ubuntu authorized site or external to Ubuntu?
You can download images for free as I did.

I have no idea who authorized them. I am not sure whether they need authorization for VMware tools.

I just went this way:
- downloaded image
- installed VMWare Server 1.0.4 (it is for FREE!)
- installed VMWare Tools

I have also prepared OpenSUSE images by myself. Its very easy. I am using it for testing.
Unfortunatelly I do not have much experience with Ubuntu. I started with RedHate, then used to work with Fedore and 3 years ago moved to OpenSUSE. I like this distribution.

regards
Rafal
 
  


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