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      • 30. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available
        shavital Novice

        I am now posting from Internet Explore 8.0 under Windows XP Pro, after installing VMware 2.0.4.

        VMware Tools version before applying VMware Fusion 2.0.4 was 7.0.3 build 156731

        Now, after installing Tools,  it is 7.0.3 build 159196.

        Printing (HP JetDesk 41000 series - USB hardwired to the Mac host) works fine.

         

        I shall check the Ubuntdu virtual machine later, and report.

        Charly

        VMware 2.0.4 - MacBook Unibody Late 2008, Leopard 10.5.6, 2GHz, 4GB RAM.

        • 31. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available
          WoodyZ Guru
          shavital wrote:

          Another question, sorry for the redux. Is 2.0.4 compatible with Ubuntu 9.04, that will be available very shortly?

           

          Have a look at: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!

          • 32. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available
            shavital Novice

            WoodyZ, thanks a lot I'm going to try it.

            Charly

            • 33. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available (VMware Tools in Jaunty 9.04-64bits)
              shavital Novice

              WoodyZ, thanks.

               

              Ran your script in Jaunty 9.04's Terminal, followed the prompts.

              Installation was shorter than reading the instructions , but I'm glad I read them all.

               

              Thanks again.

              Charly

              • 34. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available (VMware Tools in Jaunty 9.04-64bits)
                WoodyZ Guru
                shavital wrote:

                WoodyZ, thanks. Ran your script in Jaunty 9.04's Terminal, followed the prompts.

                 

                Your welcome and I'm glad it made the process easier for you.

                 

                Installation was shorter than reading the instructions , but I'm glad I read them all.

                 

                Yes it always takes longer to read the documentation and believe me I tried to keep it to a minimum and it's tough to do sometimes because you have to give enough for the users that are not used to and or familiar with the entire process yet keep it short enough that you don't put the user to sleep while reading it.  Also because I didn't have the time to code conditional statements and error checking I had to make sure the user understood Internet Connectivity was a must.   Also enough information needs to be provided so that the user feel comfortable and confidant to use something posted to the Internet and know it will be safe.  Now for someone like me I wouldn't read the directions, I would download it and read the shell scrip and see that it's just fine and be glad to use it knowing I didn't have to manually do what the shell script automates.

                • 35. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available (VMware Tools in Jaunty 9.04-64bits)
                  shavital Novice

                  I'm not in the script reading league :). I can grasp the concept, but not beyond.

                   

                  Question that comes to mind now: when (if?) VMware releases a build that is compatible with Jaunty 9.04, should I go through the Install VMWare tools process?

                   

                  Charly

                  • 36. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available (VMware Tools in Jaunty 9.04-64bits)
                    WoodyZ Guru
                    shavital wrote:

                    I'm not in the script reading league :). I can grasp the concept, but not beyond.

                     

                    That's why there are directions.

                     

                    Question that comes to mind now: when (if?) VMware releases a build that is compatible with Jaunty 9.04, should I go through the Install VMWare tools process?

                     

                    Once a version of Fusion is released that supports Ubuntu 9.04 and you already have a Ubuntu 9.04 Virtual Machine with VMware Tools installed that was created under a previous version you would would just follow normal standard practices of installing VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine from the Command Line with the Tar Installer and my shell script would not be necessary although unless VMware changes how they modify the fstab file then one will need to edit the fstab file to gain access to the HGFS Share as noted in etung's Frequently Asked Questions about Guest OSes that is actually a separate issue that I just happen to incorporate in my shell script and has nothing to do with Ubuntu 9.04 not yet being officially supported.  (Although I have a separate script that I've been using on my system to deal with that and I'll probably upload it to the Forum if VMware doesn't change how they modify the fstab file.)

                     

                    Anyway you would upgrade VMware Tools first uninstalling the existing version of  VMware Tools via the Terminal using "sudo /usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl" then reboot the Virtual Machine and then install the latest version of VMware Tools manually using the directions in the help file.  My shell scrip it really meant just for Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition being installed in Fusion 2.0.4 (2.0.2 and 2.0.3 also) and to make it easy to resolve what I know as the known issues within this context.

                    • 37. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.4 now available (VMware Tools in Jaunty 9.04-64bits)
                      shavital Novice

                      I can't thank you enough, really.

                      I have copied your instructions, and shall keep them in view of the next VMware build, if applicable.

                       

                      I wish there were more people like you. Have yourself a fine week end.

                      Charly

                      • 38. 2.02 to 2.04 and what about McAfee
                        bogart42 Lurker

                         

                        Running licensed Fusion 2.02 with paid-for McAfee.

                         

                         

                        To upgrade - should I just use 2.04 or must I install 2.03 then 2.04?

                         

                         

                        Also - should I use the version with free Mcafee or the version without - this is not at all clear

                         

                         

                        in the dowload pages.  I don't want to have to reinstall McAfee.  I downloaded 2.02

                         

                         

                        ages ago and only just installed it and it worked great and my McAfee was still

                         

                         

                        there (I can't tell if it was the version with McAfee or the version without - it

                         

                         

                        disn't ask me the question).

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        andy

                         

                         

                        • 39. Re: 2.02 to 2.04 and what about McAfee
                          WoodyZ Guru

                          You can go right to 2.0.4 and if you have saved the 2.0.2 installer or copy the antivirus.iso from the existing install in the event you need it later then you can download the light version or if you don't want to have to mess with it then just download the regular version however if McAfee is already installed you will not have to reinstall it in Windows just because you're upgrading Fusion versions.

                          • 40. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.3 now available
                            AJRovster Novice

                            David,

                             

                            I have a very simple question.  Can I install VMWare Fusion 2.0.3 directly over my 2.0.1 or do I need to go in order and install 2.0.2 first, then 2.0.3?

                             

                            Thank you

                             

                            Andrew Raabe

                            meldork07-memberships@yahoo.com

                            rovster@yahoo.com

                            June 3 2009

                            • 41. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.3 now available
                              WoodyZ Guru
                              AJRovster wrote:

                              I have a very simple question.  Can I install VMWare Fusion 2.0.3 directly over my 2.0.1 or do I need to go in order and install 2.0.2 first, then 2.0.3?

                               

                              No you do not need to go in order and you should install VMware Fusion 2.0.4 since at the present time it is the latest release and address a critical security issue present in previous releases.

                              • 42. Re: **Free** VMware Fusion 2.0.3 now available
                                AJRovster Novice

                                thank you kindly!!

                                 

                                AJ

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