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Old 08-28-2015, 03:30 AM   #1
Dustin Cook
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Installing Open VM Tools on Fedora Core 4


Hi all,

So, I have a server running Fedora Core 4 (yes, I know ). I am looking to install a version of "open-vm-tools" / "kmod-open-vm-tools" that will work on the system.

Is there a way I can manually compile and install this on my system to add the functionality.

Thanks, DC.
 
Old 08-28-2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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Here you go.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pro...or=superb-dca2

If for some reason that is too new, then try finding a version that works here.
 
Old 08-28-2015, 01:38 PM   #3
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on fedora4
you do not install anything even remotely newish

are you using the royally messed up LVM introduced in 4
it WAS BAD , very BAD


it went END of LIFE back in "2006-08-07" so it is missing NINE YEARS of security updates and fixes
it is a security NIGHTMARE


but if you MUST ( as in there really IS a gun to your head )
ask over at the fedora END OF LIFE forum thread

http://www.forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=75




any VM software will have to be from BEFORE 2006
and that WILL be a big problem

Last edited by John VV; 08-28-2015 at 01:47 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2015, 02:27 PM   #4
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VMware Tools from Workstation 5.5.0, released in 2005:
ftp://ftp.pl.vim.org/vol/rzm1/tucows...0-18463.tar.gz

Not the open source version, but it will work on your version of Fedora.

Open the archive, navigate to /vmware-distrib/lib/isoimages/linux.iso

Last edited by Ihatewindows522; 08-28-2015 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2015, 07:12 AM   #5
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Thanks to "Ihatewindows522" your solution worked perfectly.

As it happened, we worked out how to port the system settings over, so have actually managed to get a fully operational system on Fedroa 22 that can be esaily managed.

Appreciate the help.
 
  


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