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quinting
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VMWare Tools

Post by quinting » 05 Nov 2013 14:42

Not sure if this has been discussed (I just started using this image yesterday)...I noticed that it does not have VMWare tools built in, and I can't seem to install them. Anyone have VMWare tools installed? Care to share how?

Thanks!

ge2000
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Re: VMWare Tools

Post by ge2000 » 06 Nov 2013 18:13

VMware tools are running fine on our efa systems.
The steps are roughly:

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apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` psmisc
mount /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom
tar xfz /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
./vmware-install.pl
--Ge

quinting
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Re: VMWare Tools

Post by quinting » 06 Nov 2013 20:34

Those were the steps I used...but when it tries getting the kerel-headers, I get this...any ideas?

Failed to fetch http://cdn.debian.net/debian/pool/main/ ... 6_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 128.30.2.36 80]
Failed to fetch http://cdn.debian.net/debian/pool/main/ ... 6_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 128.30.2.36 80]

Thanks.

quinting
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Re: VMWare Tools

Post by quinting » 06 Nov 2013 21:01

Got it...had to do an apt-get update first...new to debian...used to fedora/redhat and yum install :) (or was that rum install) :)

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