parkernathan
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Installing VMWare Tools in Fedora

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Hello!

I just installed Fedora 12 onto my Mac under Fusion, and the process went rather smooth. However, I'm not sure how to install VMWare Tools onto Fedora. I'm a complete Fedora newbie, so I'm not exactly sure how to install it.

Thanks!

Nathan

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woodmeister
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You need to install the tools as "root". During the install process of

Fedora, you needed to enter a "root" password. So, to install:

-In terminal, navigate into vmware-tools-dist as you did before.

-type in the following: su

-Press return

-you will be prompted for the password, enter the root password

at this prompt

-you will then be logged in the terminal session as root

then you can enter ./vmware-install.pl

-you can accept all the defaults when prompted and all should be

well.

-Then close the terminal session.

-Next, logout and log back in again or reboot for changes to take effect.

I usually reboot just to make sure everything is reloaded properly.

Now, if you don't remember your root password, your basically hosed since

you need that to even to create sudoers.

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rcardona2k
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You installed the Tools not too long ago in Ubuntu ( ) , what process have you attempted in Fedora?

WoodyZ
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You could read the VMware Fusion > Help file as it states how to Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine.

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parkernathan
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Looked through both, and I'm almost there. Was able to unarchive it from the GUI, and I currently have the file stored in my tmp directory. However, when I go to Terminal to Install it, I get this:

$ cd /tmp $ cd vmware-tools-distrib $ sudo ./vmware-install.pl password for nathanparker: nathanparker is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. $ ./vmware-install.pl Please re-run this program as the super user. Execution aborted. $

How do I get my account in the sudoers file? Once I can run it as sudo, I'll probably have it. That, or is there a way to run this from root? I tried just running it, but it needs super-user,

Almost there...

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woodmeister
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You need to install the tools as "root". During the install process of

Fedora, you needed to enter a "root" password. So, to install:

-In terminal, navigate into vmware-tools-dist as you did before.

-type in the following: su

-Press return

-you will be prompted for the password, enter the root password

at this prompt

-you will then be logged in the terminal session as root

then you can enter ./vmware-install.pl

-you can accept all the defaults when prompted and all should be

well.

-Then close the terminal session.

-Next, logout and log back in again or reboot for changes to take effect.

I usually reboot just to make sure everything is reloaded properly.

Now, if you don't remember your root password, your basically hosed since

you need that to even to create sudoers.

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WoodyZ
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Now, if you don't remember your root password, your basically hosed

Not really since one can always boot to single-user mode and use the passwd command to reset the root (or other accounts) password(s)!

parkernathan
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That seemed to do the trick! Thanks a bunch! I knew my root password since I just installed the OS, plus I chose a password I'd always remember.

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parkernathan
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Yeah, I'm familiar with that on Macs. Handy feature.

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woodmeister
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Duh, your right! Was early in the morning and hadn't

had my full dose of caffeine yet.

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parkernathan
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I'm trying to install VMWare Tools in Fedora 14 64 Bit. Seems I can't get the ./vmware-install.pl to run, even in root. Here's my current Terminal:


[gempak@WxBugLIVEWorkstation ~]$ su root
Password:
[root@WxBugLIVEWorkstation gempak]# cd vmware-tools-distrib
[root@WxBugLIVEWorkstation vmware-tools-distrib]# .vmware-install.pl
bash: .vmware-install.pl: command not found...
[root@WxBugLIVEWorkstation vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
bash: ./vmware-install.pl: /usr/bin/perl: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
[root@WxBugLIVEWorkstation vmware-tools-distrib]# vmware-install.pl
bash: vmware-install.pl: command not found...
[root@WxBugLIVEWorkstation vmware-tools-distrib]#


What do I need to do to get ./vmware-install.pl to run?

Thanks!

Nathan

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Mikero
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Technically this should go in a new thread, as we're dealing with different versions of everything.

But, since we're here...

The error you're getting does spell out the problem.

[root@WxBugLIVEWorkstation vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
bash: ./vmware-install.pl: /usr/bin/perl: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

So, it looks like perl isn't installed, or isn't in your path, or perhaps is in a different directory than /usr/bin/perl.

if you type 'which perl' at the command line, what is the result?

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Michael Roy - PM/PMM: Fusion & Workstation
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parkernathan
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Yeah, it should. Usually when I put stuff like this in a new thread though, someone always asks me to reference the old thread. 🙂

Here's the results of Perl. Does it look OK?

[gempak@WxBugLIVEWorkstation ~]$ which perl
/usr/bin/perl
[gempak@WxBugLIVEWorkstation ~]mce_markernbsp;
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