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MisterTrep
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Configure vmwaretools without graphical interface on a redhat guest

Hi,

Do someone has tried to configure vmware tools on a guest red hat EL4 without graphical interface ?

the server don't have gnome or kde install on it and I want to be shure that the synchronisation time is active. thanks !

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RParker
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Configure NTP for Redhat also, this is done from the NTP.conf file also. You can google for instructions, its really easy.

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RDPetruska
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You can configure the time sync from the host as well... add the appropriate entry(ies) into the vmx file.

MauroBonder
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this steps is to install vmware tools in red hat.

1 - Associate CDROM in VM "HostDevice"

2 - Request Install VMWare TOOLS / Upgrade

3 - Mount CDROM in Linux (mount / dev / cdrom)

4 - Run the command (df) to see what directory was mounted

5 - Entering directory mounted and verify that the data is there (ls)

6 - Copy data from ROM to / tmp (NOME_ARQUIVO.tar.gz cp / tmp

7 - Log in / tmp and validate that the file was copied

8 - Unpack the file targz (tar-zxvf NOME_ARQUIVO.TAR.GZ), will create a folder in / tmp called VMware-tools-distrib

9 - Please VMware-tools-distrib (cd VMware-tools-distrib) run VMware-install.pl (. / VMware-install.pl)

10 - When you run the VMware-install.pl, it will create some files and directories to point to ask if necessary

11-Select the desired resolution of the screen

12 - Enter reboot (Before that came the log some errors that stopped after the boot)

13 - After the Linux boot will be shown that some hardware devices have been removed and others added

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RParker
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Configure NTP for Redhat also, this is done from the NTP.conf file also. You can google for instructions, its really easy.

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MisterTrep
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So, I don't need to configure nothing else in the vmware-tools into the guest, is that right ? thanks

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