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Installing VMware Tools with VMware Player

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Full article: www.brandonhutchinson.com/Installing_VMware_Tools_with_VMware_Player.html

Summary: 1. Download the latest “Archived Version” of VMware Workstation in .tar.gz format at www.vmware.com/download/ws/. You do not need to be registered nor have a VMware Workstation license key to download this version.

Example: $ wget download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.tar.gz

2. Locate and extract the windows.iso VMware Tools image from the tarball.

Locate the windows.iso file (example): $ tar ztvf VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.tar.gz | grep windows.iso vmware-distrib/lib/isoimages/windows.iso

Extract the windows.iso file (example): $ tar zxvf VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.tar.gz vmware-distrib/lib/isoimages/windows.iso

Or, to extract windows.iso without creating the vmware-distrib/lib/isoimages directory structure, use pax: $ pax -zrvf VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.tar.gz -s,vmware-distrib/lib/isoimages/,, vmware-distrib/lib/isoimages/windows.iso

3. Mount the windows.iso file as a loopback file system, and either share the loopback file system with Samba, or copy the VMware Tools files to a location accessible by your guest system.

$ mkdir /tmp/vmware_tools $ mount -o loop windows.iso /tmp/vmware_tools

4. In your guest system, run setup.exe from the VMware Tools directory.

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dezembro 14th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

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