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Old 09-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #16
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At the top of the VM there should be a menu. I don't have VMWare workstation so I can't tell you what it looks like, but on VMWare Player it's called "Virtual Machine". In that menu is an option called "Install VMWare Tools".

When you click this, it will mount a virtual cd in the OS. It should autorun, but if not you should be able to open the mounted virtual cd and run the installation script.

This has nothing to do with your linux installation cd/dvd.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #17
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i am follow these instruction..............

4. At the command prompt, enter:

rpm -Uhv /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-5.0.0-<xxxx>.i386.rpm

umount /dev/cdrom

Where <xxxx> is the build/revision number of the VMware Workstation release.

Note: If you attempt to install an rpm installation over a tar installation — or the reverse — the installer detects the previous installation and must convert the installer database format before continuing.

5. Configure VMware Tools:

Respond to the questions the installer displays on the screen. Press Enter to accept the default value.

6. Log off of the root account.


7. Start X and your graphical environment.

8. In an X terminal, launch the VMware Tools background application.

vmware-toolbox &

now at step 4 i need the rpm the rpm will be dvd thats what they mount the cd room...
what you can say i am wrong..................
Old 09-23-2012, 01:36 AM   #18
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sir help..
i am using these method.

mkdir /mnt/cdrom

Mount the CD-ROM drive.
Some Linux distributions use different device names or organize the /dev directory differently. If your CD-ROM drive is not /dev/cdrom or if the mount point for a CD-ROM is not /mnt/cdrom, modify the command to reflect the conventions used by your distribution.
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
but my cdrom is not mounted it return the message no meduim found....
at the bottom of vmware the cdrom of iso linux is dispalyed and connected and it also displayed at desktop.
what i am doing wrong....
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