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    Install VMware tool on Ubuntu Server 10.04

    Hi,

    I am wanting to install Vmware tools on our Securus box. Its running Ubuntu Server 10.04.

    I found these commands on the net:

    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

    cp /media/cdrom/VMware*.tar.gz /tmp

    sudo umount /media/cdrom

    cd /tmp

    tar xzvf VMware*.gz

    cd vmware-tools-distrib/

    sudo ./vmware-install.pl

    When the installation scripts promps for answers, just hit Enter since defaults are OK.


    when i run sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom it returns mount point /media/cdrom does not exist.

    What am i doing wrong please? I have set the VM to mount the tools iso.

    Thanks
    Last edited by FN-GM; 6th February 2013 at 03:36 PM. Reason: typo

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    It's an old version of Ubuntu, but I think you don't need to bother with the mount & umount commands.

    Look in the /media folder and see if the CD has automatically mounted there. If so, copy the files from wherever that might be (eg /media/cdrom) to the /tmp folder and carry on.

    If that doesn;t work, it could be that the instructions are correct, but you haven't made a directory for your mount point on your file system. Do this with the command mkdir /media/cdrom then start the instructions again.
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 6th February 2013 at 03:43 PM.

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    try sudo mount /cdrom

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    Running this first did it

    mkdir /media/cdrom


    Thanks

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    i am getting this when installing. What does this mean please?

    What is the location of the gcc program on your machine?
    Thanks

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    Got it again i jsut ran sudo ./vmware-install.pl --default

    I need more confidence in linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Running this first did it

    mkdir /media/cdrom


    Thanks

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    i am getting this when installing. What does this mean please?



    Thanks
    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

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    Bit late, but I've got this bookmarked for reference as to when I build a new ubuntu box or update an existing one and need to reneable the tools.

    VMware KB: Installing VMware Tools in an Ubuntu virtual machine

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    I think vm tools is in the repository is it not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I think vm tools is in the repository is it not?
    +1
    It is probably in a repository somewhere. When I add RHEL/Centos/SL machines to VMWare I always add the repository so that it autoupgrades when new releases are available.

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