I have Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit installed in a virtual (Fusion 2.0.4) and then I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 but I can't figure out how to install VMware tools. I have a 15" 2.93 ghz macbook pro with 4gb ram ... I have Vista 64 bit installed on Bootcamp and in virtual as well. Ubuntu seems to be working OK, but I can't install the tools, clicking on install and nothing happens. There is a CDrom icon on the desktop, Clicking on that, I can see a File called "VMwaretools-7.9.3-159196.tar.gz" but clicking on it opens a read only file??? I followed what online procedures I could find such as going in admin login and such ... but nothing has worked.
Anybody know what I can do? I know nothing about linux, or Ubuntu ... so far this has not been fun!
I know nothing about linux, or Ubuntu ... so far this has not been fun!
Well if you know nothing about what you're working with then I can see where its not going to be fun so start by reading the documentation!
VMware Fusion (menu bar) > Help > VMware Fusion Help > Creating Virtual Machines > VMware Tools > Installing or Upgrading VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine from the Command Line with the Tar Installer
Also Ubuntu 9.04 is not supported at the present time and VMware Tools do not install completely without errors so have a look at the following to deal with that.
On Ubuntu the VMware tools need to be extracted and compiled from the gz file. Follow the instructions at:
One more Detail (encountered it only on non-english versions of Ubuntu 9.04):
If vmware-config-tools.pl complains "Your gcc version 'gcc-Version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4)' is not supported", this is just a nuissance and easy to fix: vmware-config-tool.pl expects a version string of "gcc version BlahBlah" and can't deal with "gcc-Version BlahBlah" (notice the dash instead of a blank and the captial V).
Apply the attached patch to vmware-config-tools.pl and it works like a charme.
Patch worked like a charm is a very acurate statement. Just wanted to say thank you! :smileygrin:
To avoid language issues it would be nice if script set locale to C before launching commands.
In bash something like: "LANG=C; export LANG ; gcc ..."