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    opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools

    terryxela Enthusiast

       

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      vmware workstation 6.0.2

       

       

      host opensuse 10.3 64b

       

       

      guest: opensuse 11 64b

       

       

      Problem: I can not install vmware tools either the 386.rpm or the tar file. The tar file complaind the g compilare are different version of the one use for the kernel. I tried different setups without sucess. I will spend more time with it but I wonder if any of you have already done it.

       

       

      BTW the installation of opensue 11 went perfect and very fast. It runs almost as good as the real.

       

       

      TIA

       

       

      -=terry=-

       

       

        • 1. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
          louyo Master

          >>I wonder if any of you have already done it.

           

          I tried, from the tar file and got:

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          The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were

          not installed by the VMware Installer.  Please remove them then run this

          installer again.

           

          vmmemctl

          vmxnet

          vmblock

          vmhgfs

          -


          Haven't pursued it any further.

           

          Lou

          • 2. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
            terryxela Enthusiast

             

            Thxs Lou

             

             

             

             

             

            -=terry=-

             

             

            • 3. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
              Sli64Inv Novice

              By default opensuse installs the open-vm-tools and vmware-kmp-pae. To install the vmware tools you should first remove those packages. The vmware tools needs patching before install as it will not compile on kernel 2.6.25. patch or replace the modules with the ones in the attachment. It will also complain about the gcc version mismatch but this can be ignored.

               

              Message was edited by: Sli64Inv - removed attachment

              • 4. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                louyo Master

                >>patch or replace the modules with the ones in the attachment.

                 

                Thanks, got it going. For some reason, it took a second pass of the tools config. Perhaps a finger check on the first one..

                 

                Lou

                • 5. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                  terryxela Enthusiast

                   

                  Sli64Inv,

                   

                   

                  Thxs for the reply.

                   

                   

                  1. I did not have installed as a default  open-vm-tools and vmware-kmp-pae but I checked to be sure.

                   

                   

                  2. I replaCe both modules:  vmblock.tar and bmhgfs.tar with the ones that you supply. I did not do anything with the *.diff files

                   

                   

                  3. I run the installer and when I tried to run the config

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

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                  1. linux-gahy:/home/tdec/installations/VMware # /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

                  sh: /usr/sbin/vmware-checkvm: Permission denied

                  sh: /usr/sbin/vmware-checkvm: Permission denied

                  sh: /usr/sbin/vmware-checkvm: Permission denied

                  This configuration program is to be executed in a virtual machine.

                   

                  Execution aborted.

                   

                   

                  -


                   

                   

                  #linux-gahy:/usr/bin # ls vmware-config-tools.pl -la

                  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 333198 Jun 27 06:39 vmware-config-tools.pl

                   

                   

                   

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                  Am I doing anything wrong?

                   

                   

                  Thxs again for your help.

                   

                   

                  -=terry(Denver)=-

                   

                   

                  • 6. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                    terryxela Enthusiast

                     

                    Sli64Inv,

                     

                     

                    Forget about my last message. Everything is working OK.

                     

                     

                    1. I run vmware-uninstall   script and remove everything.

                     

                     

                    2. Then I run the installation script

                     

                     

                    3. I had to change some of the permission  and finally I got to the last step when it complains about the kernel version. I ignored.

                     

                     

                    4. Tools are running ok

                     

                     

                    Thank you much for your help and have a good weekend.

                     

                     

                    -terry(Denver)=-

                     

                     

                    • 7. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                      terryxela Enthusiast

                       

                      VMware tools are working however I have two problems and I am sure if they are related to my setup:

                       

                       

                      1. copy and paste do not work

                       

                       

                      2. share folder do not work. When I tried to access the share folder   (cd /mnt/hgfs and then > ls    the process get killed and I have to reboot the VM)

                       

                       

                      I am running opensuse 10.3 64b as host and opensuse 11 64b as client. I wonder if you are using a 32 client instead?

                       

                       

                      TIA

                       

                       

                      -=terry=-

                       

                       

                      • 8. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                        terryxela Enthusiast

                         

                        Seems that the final solution to run opensuse 11 as guest in a linux host is to be sure to install version 6.0.4. With the version the tools install without problems except for complaining about the c compiler version and you have to ignore it. With version 6.0.4 you do not need any patches.

                         

                         

                         

                        I have to spend more time with it to see if there are problems. 

                         

                         

                        -=terry=-

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        • 9. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                          louyo Master

                          share folder do not work. When I tried to access the share folder (cd /mnt/hgfs and then > ls the process get killed and I have to reboot the VM)

                          Same thing running on 6.0.4 on Windows XP host. Locks up with segmentation fault, and I have to power off/restart the VM.

                          Haven't tried it on Linux host.

                          Lou

                          • 10. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                            terryxela Enthusiast

                             

                            >

                            Same thing running on 6.0.4 on Windows XP host.

                             

                             

                            Louyo,

                             

                             

                            It has to be related to the different c compiler versions used. I do not have any problem in the same machine and same VMware running previous versions of opensuse or other linux version. The problem is only with opensuse 11.

                             

                             

                            Also I have not been able to cut and paste or d-n-d between vm and the desktop.

                             

                             

                            -=terry=-

                             

                             

                            • 11. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                              Sli64Inv Novice

                              I am running Vista 64 bit as host OS and 'copy and paste' and d-n-d are working between an opensuse 32 bit or 64 bit guest. Shared folders aren't working however. So something is definitely broken.

                               

                               

                               

                               

                              EDIT: something was wrong with the patches, the attached patches are based on http://blog.creonfx.com/linux/how-to-install-vmware-player-workstation-on-2625-kernel and shared folders are working again (only tested with vista as host os).

                              • 12. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                                terryxela Enthusiast

                                 

                                Sli64Inv,

                                 

                                 

                                Thxs again. With the patch I can now see the sharefolder.

                                 

                                 

                                Still I can not d-n-d or copy/paste. It may be related to host/guest   linux/linux the difference with your system. Of course I checked and they are enable.

                                 

                                 

                                I hope VMware solve this problems, I know they have a beta so I may try it.

                                 

                                 

                                -=terry(Denver)=-

                                 

                                 

                                • 13. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                                  terryxela Enthusiast

                                   

                                  I do not know what I did, probably reboot the whole machine but now everytying is working:

                                   

                                   

                                  d-n-d

                                   

                                   

                                  cut paste

                                   

                                   

                                  share folder.

                                   

                                   

                                  To thxs again Sli65Inv.

                                   

                                   

                                  -=terry=-

                                   

                                   

                                  • 14. Re: opensuse 11 - unable to install vmware tools
                                    bostjanv Novice

                                     

                                    Hello,

                                     

                                     

                                    I've been reading this thread because I have the same problem (unable to install VMware tools in Linux guest on Workstation 6.0.4). It seems that to succeed one has to uninstall the existing VMware tools modules that were not installed by the installer. However, I am unable to do that. If I use the VMware tools uninstaller  it comlains that it cannot locate the installation database. Any suggestions?

                                     

                                     

                                    Regards,

                                     

                                     

                                    bostjanv

                                     

                                     

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