Benz46
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How do I install Browser Appliance v10.0 into VMware Player?

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Hi,

I need some help/advice please,

I have trying to install Browser Appliance v10.0 into VMware Player without success despite trying for countless hours over the past five days, this software is certainly not newbie friendly:)

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I can't locate the "dialog box browse for virtual machine configuration" button which is part of the instructions below

I've tried lots of different ways to try and install it into VMware Player over the last five days but nothing seems to work, I have installed Ubuntu into VMware Player then tried to find a way to install Browser Appliance into Ubuntu but nothing is working.

Here are the insructions I received with Browser Appliance v10.0 which I downloaded onto my pc which are outdated maybe?.....

Browser Appliance, v10.0 -- README

* Virtualization by VMware
* Operating System by Scientific Linux (release 6.0)
* Browser by Mozilla (Mozilla Firefox 10.0)

SUMMARY:

This virtual machine provides a secure, isolated environment in
which to browse the Web.

It may be run using either the freely available VMware Player
or other fourth generation VMware vPlatform products.

It was inspired by the Browser Appliance 1.0.0 provided by
VMware Inc. at http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/80

NOTES:

This virtual machine includes the VMware Tools
(vmware-tools-8.3.12-559003) with Scientific Linux 6.0,
kernel 2.6.32-220.4.1.el6, updates to Scientific Linux through
February 6, 2012, and Mozilla Firefox 10.0.

Power Users may wish to review and adjust several parameters in
the Browser-Appliance.vmx configuration file using a text
editor. For security reasons, HGFS was disabled by default.

USING THE BROWSER APPLIANCE:

You can download the Browser Appliance from the VMware website
at http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/507083 .
From the same website, you can also download VMware Player, a
free VMware application that you can use to run the Browser
Appliance. To install the Browser Appliance, simply unzip the
download file on your local hard drive.

To run the Browser Appliance:
* Launch VMware Player
* In the dialog box Browse for Virtual Machine Configuration
   File, browse to the directory where you installed the
   Browser Appliance, select the file Browser-Appliance.vmx,
   and click Open. 
   The Browser Appliance powers on automatically, and the
   CentOS operating system, provided with the Browser Appliance,
   boots up. This may take several minutes. Then the Mozilla
   Firefox browser starts automatically. Enter a URL in the
   location field at the top of the browser and click Go.,

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continuum
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do you have the directory that contains Browser-Appliance.vmx and Browser-Appliance.vmdk ?

edit the vmx-file and change this line
virtualHW.version = "4"
to
virtualHW.version = "6"
or 8 or 9 if it does not work

a doubleclick on that file should do the trick

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"

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continuum
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do you have the directory that contains Browser-Appliance.vmx and Browser-Appliance.vmdk ?

edit the vmx-file and change this line
virtualHW.version = "4"
to
virtualHW.version = "6"
or 8 or 9 if it does not work

a doubleclick on that file should do the trick

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"

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Benz46
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Thanks alot for your response mate, much appreciated.  I just had trouble interpreting the instructions but I got it now!!

I'm obviously very new to vmware and linux:)

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