When attempting to install VMWare tools as root (not using X), on my FreeBSD 7.0 GUEST I get the following message: "This configuartion program is to be executed in a virtual machine. Execution aborted. Bad system call (core dumped)." Is there no current VMWare tools for FreeBSD 7.0? If this is the case, when will it be available?
VMware Workstation 6.5 contains tools for FreeBSD 7. VMware Workstation 6.5 is a free upgrade to 6.0.x users.
I just tested and the tools do install in a 32-bit FreeBSD 7 Guest.
You'll want to also do the following in the FreeBSD 7 Guest to make it run better as a VM:
Reduce the kernel timer from 1000Hz to 100Hz by adding the following line to the /boot/loader.conf file and rebooting: kern.hz="100"
install Perl --> pkg_add -r perl
install the misc/compat6x port --> cd /usr/ports/misc/compat6x/ && make && make install && make clean
Then install the VMware Tools as normal.
Enable time synchronization by shutting down the guest and adding the following line to the .vmx file: tools.syncTime = "TRUE"
Patch the VMware Tools shutdown script to properly power off the Guest when you hit the "Power button". Edit the "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-tools.sh" file and add the following "--halt-command" line as shown in the displayed section:
cd "$vmdb_answer_SBINDIR" && "$vmdb_answer_SBINDIR"/vmware-guestd \
--halt-command "/sbin/shutdown -p now" \