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      • 45. Re: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!
        Yang Guizi Novice

        I ran WoodyZ's script to install VMware Tools for Ubuntu 9.04, because  Fusion 2.0.4 did not support Ubuntu 9.04.

         

        Then VMware released Fusion 2.0.5, which does support Ubuntu 9.04.  I was unable to install VMware Tools on my VM under Fusion 2.0.5.  The installation process kept saying it could not find the uninstall script, and then terminating.

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Luckily, I had taken a manual snapshot of my VM before running WoodyZ's script and had not installed any Ubuntu software in the VM after running that script.  So I was able to revert to the old snapshot, update to Fusion 2.0.5, and then install VMware Tools.

         

         

         

         

         

         

        TShepstone, if you have such an old snapshot, I suggest you do the same.

        • 46. Re: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!
          CaptainHaddock Hot Shot

           

          I used your script fine which worked fine (vs. errors I had seen with other versions), but I have still not been able to get a finer screen resolution I desire despite selecting a finer resolution during vmware-config-tools.pl prompting. I selected the 1400x1050 option and I see that associated values in my xorg.conf. I restarted my guest, but from the "Display Preferences" I do not see the 1400x1050 resolution as an option (instead I see 1180x885 as the finest resoltion and "Unknown" as the monitor).

           

           

          Below is the generated xorg.conf contents (less header).

           

           

          Can you think what I'm missing .. do I need some setting on the VMware side of things (e.g. http://communities.vmware.com/thread/167759 .. although I am using ESX 4) .. I don't have rights to change the .vmx file so I have not tried that yet.

           

           

          I do note that when I select System -> Preferences -> Display it shows the display as unknown .. should it have shown something else given the xorg.conf below (yes sorry VMware/Ubuntu newbie .. just trying to get off Windows!!!!).

           

           

           

           

           

          Section "Device"

              Identifier  "VMware SVGA"

              Driver      "vmware"

          EndSection

           

           

          Section "Screen"

              Identifier    "Default Screen"

              Device      "VMware SVGA"

              Monitor     "vmware"

               

          1. Don't specify DefaultColorDepth unless you know what you're

               

          1. doing. It will override the driver's preferences which can

               

          1. cause the X server not to run if the host doesn't support the

               

          1. depth.

              Subsection "Display"

                   

          1. VGA mode: better left untouched

                  Depth       4

                  Modes       "640x480"

                  ViewPort    0 0

              EndSubsection

              Subsection "Display"

                  Depth       8

                  Modes       "1400x1050"

                  ViewPort    0 0

              EndSubsection

              Subsection "Display"

                  Depth       15

                  Modes       "1400x1050"

                  ViewPort    0 0

              EndSubsection

              Subsection "Display"

                  Depth       16

                  Modes       "1400x1050"

                  ViewPort    0 0

              EndSubsection

              Subsection "Display"

                  Depth       24

                  Modes       "1400x1050"

                  ViewPort    0 0

              EndSubsection

          EndSection

          Section "InputDevice"

            Driver "vmmouse"

            Identifier "VMware Mouse"

            Option "Buttons" "5"

            Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

            Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

            Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

            Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

          EndSection

          Section "Monitor"

              Identifier      "vmware"

              VendorName      "VMware, Inc"

              HorizSync       1-10000

              VertRefresh     1-10000

          EndSection

           

           

           

           

           

             

           

           

             

           

           

          • 47. Re: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!
            Vinkaw Lurker

            When I click the Install Vmware tools, I get the following error on the guest ubuntu machine,

             

            Cannot mount volume.

            The volume 'CDROM' is not supported by your system.

             

            I am new to VMware and linux systems, and dont know workaround for this.

             

            And then I get the following error when I run the script.

            The VMware Tools Disc is not mounted.

             

            Can WoodyZ or someone help me solve this please?

             

            Regards,

            Vink

            • 48. Re: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!
              WoodyZ Guru

              If you are using VMware Fusion 2.0.5 then you do not need to use this script because it is my understanding the Ubuntu 9.04 is supported in 2.0.5.

               

              So do a Linux Easy Install using Fusion 2.0.5 and Ubuntu 9.04.

              • 49. Re: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!
                IzeHouze Novice

                I know it is brand new and steaming still off of the presses, but have you tried anything yet with 9.10?  Even with your scripts compiling fails on vmhgfs, vmxnet, vmxnet3, vmblock...

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Oh, this is for VMware ESXi 4.0.0 server

                • 50. Re: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!
                  WoodyZ Guru

                  Ubuntu 9.10 is still in beta and wouldn't be supported anyway.  Also the script that I wrote was really specifically meant to be used with Fusion 2.0.4 and Ubuntu 9.04 as it was not tested with nor really written for use with any other VMware product.  in other words it was strictly meant to be a stopgap for Fusion 2.0.4 users to install Ubuntu 9.04 as it was not supported at that time.

                  • 52. Re: Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition with full support of VMware Tools - Simplified!
                    UscAshish Lurker

                    Success!!! (though like WoodyZ said... still untested so try not to use these steps or the beta release in a production system)

                     

                    Got this to work on a 9.10 Desktop beta VM running on Fusion 2.06

                    Post install I ran the following. Not sure if I needed Steps 2-4 but it took all of 15sec and doesn't seem to have any adverse effects.

                     

                    1. firefox apt://build-essential

                    2. sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

                    3. sudo Xorg -configure

                    4. Moved the created xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

                    5. Reboot

                    6. Downloaded and ran this script

                     

                    btw root partition was ext4 formatted.

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