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Missing vmwaretools RPM/Problem with Host share Directory in Workstation 8

Hi i have the following Problem:

I miss the rpm(binary) from VMWare Tools in VMware Workstation 8.

I have a self made Distribution which is based on Suse 8.2 (kernel, but the gcc/g++ on this distrib is missing. The RPM is on this machine.

I have installed the vmware toolbox, but the host shared directory is missing.

If i run the following command:

"root@testmachine:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# mount -t vmhgfs .host:/download /mnt/hgfs"


"Error: cannot mount filesystem: No such device"

Have anyone an idea?

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Hi pedahl

Please follow below steps and let us knwo if having any more problem.

install the kernel sources next into my guest based on these instructions:

Open YaST / Software / Software Management - Select the View Button on  the top left and pick Patterns. Now, you will see several Patterns  listed and you want to select:


[X] Base Development
[X] Linux Kernel Development
[X] C/C++ Development

Then Press the Accept button on the bottom right and allow these applications to install.

3) Next I had to install the latest version of the tools VBOXADDITION 4.1.6 into my guest downloaded from the Oracle site.

4) Next I added the VirtualBox mount commands to the after.local file.  See the following blog on how to do this:

After these four steps, openSUSE works great in a VM and it will also work for you.

Yours, Abbie

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