ydemissie
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installing vmware tools on ubuntu 10.04 lts guest

I have installed an ubuntu 10.04 server linux guest on my esxi 3.5 but I'm unable to install the vmware tools. I get unable to build vmxnet, vmblock, etc. I also tried building open-vm-tools on that guest and using the modules from that to install the vmware tools but I still get the same problem. Has anybody successfully installed vmware tools on ubuntu 10.04? What is the proper way of installing the tools? Thanks!

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FranckRookie
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Did you install gcc to compile necessary drivers? You can find some help in this thread:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/272749

Regards

Franck

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ydemissie
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There is no solution on that thread but thanks anyway...

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FranckRookie
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Another one (for vSphere, but why not...):

But as 10.04 is not supported on 3.5 ...

ydemissie
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Thanks, that's very helpful!

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DSTAVERT
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Vmware tools is also available using whatever package manager you use.

 apt-get install open-vm-tools 

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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