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Ubunto on Fusion 2

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Raffaz, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member


    Ive installed Ubuntu onto fusion 2 and im trying to instal vmware tools so that i can get full screen mode etc. Im not to good with linux and im having problems with terminal. The instructions for installing are below:

    So far im in terminal and have copied the files to a temp directory on my desktop. The command line looks like this : raffaz@ubuntu-desktop:~/Desktop/temp/vmware-tools-distrib$

    Ive tried the sudo command to run the install file mentioned below but i keep getting sudo: vmware-install.pl: command not found. Any idea where im going wrong? Cheers


    To install/upgrade VMware Tools for Linux,
    run the program "vmware-install.pl" from a command prompt, either in text
    mode or from a terminal inside an X session. You must have super user
    privileges (i.e. be logged as root) to run it.


    If you are installing VMware Tools for the first time,
    you can hit the <enter> key each time you are prompted to select the
    factory default answer. By default,
    the installation program installs:
    the executables in /usr/bin,
    the server executables in /usr/sbin,
    the library files in /usr/lib/vmware-tools,
    and the documentation files in /usr/share/doc/vmware-tools.

    If you have previously installed VMware Tools,
    you can hit the <enter> key each time you are prompted to keep your previous
    answer, or you can decide to submit a new answer.

    Once the installation/upgrade is complete, you can safely remove the
    vmware-tools-distrib directory from your system.


    In order to run correctly, VMware Tools must first be configured.

    To configure VMware Tools, run the program "vmware-config-tools.pl" (this is
    automatically done for you at the end of the installation/upgrade
    process if you answer "yes" to the last question). You must have super user
    privileges (i.e. be logged as root) to run it.


    This will teach VMware Tools how to run on your current Linux kernel.
    If you reboot your machine with a new kernel that VMware Tools
    doesn't know yet (because, let's say, you have upgraded your Linux system),
    you will have to run this configuration program again.
    Then, VMware Tools will know this new kernel once and for all.


    To remove an existing installation, run the program
    You must have super user privileges (i.e. be logged as root) to run it.


    The uninstall process will delete all installed files, and will backup the
    files that have been modified since they have been installed.
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    The ./ is important when running scripts, can't remember why, think its to tell it thats its in the current directory and not in one of the system directories...

    You prob want :- sudo ./vmware-install.pl
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    In the Windows world the 'current directory' is included in the search path (look for the environment variable PATH) even if not mentioned explicitly.

    In the Unix world this is not the case. So either add it to the PATH, or prefix the command with an absolute or relative path. Most people use the relative path method as it is much easier and shorter. As '.' is the notation for the current directory the relative path would be ./

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