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Installation of vmtool on guest os linux rhel 5.1

khan786 Newbie
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I am going to install the vmtool on guest os linux but i am not able to do it.
i am follow these instructions

step1 : go to vm setting of maching and click on install vmtool ..
after that i display a message in the bottom of machine which is mount the cd rom ,launched the terminal and uncompress the installer.
i also saw that a cdrom icon is display on my desktop which is i think iso image.i click on it but it is empty.

step2: i create a dir in /mnt like
mkdir /mnt/cdrom

Step3 : mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

at this step this return no meduim found..
what is this....
i can't able to go to further step untill my cdrom is not mounted.
how i can do this.....
please help from expert...................
  • 1. Re: Installation of vmtool on guest os linux rhel 5.1
    Dude! Guru
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    I suggest you start by explaining what product and version you are trying to install, and what instructions you are following.
  • 2. Re: Installation of vmtool on guest os linux rhel 5.1
    khan786 Newbie
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    VMware-workstation-full-7.0.0-203739 is my wmware that is installled.
    my guest os is linux 5.1.

    and i am going to follow these instructionsssssssssssssss

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    Install VMware Tools in a Linux Guest
    Before you begin, make sure the virtual machine is powered on and the guest operating system is running.
    To install VMware Tools in a Linux guest
    1
         
    On the host, select VM > Install VMware Tools.
    If an earlier version of VMware Tools is installed, the menu item is Update VMware Tools. If the current version is installed, the menu item is Reinstall VMware Tools.
    2
         
    On the guest, log in as root.
    3
         
    If your Linux distribution does not automatically mount CD-ROMs, mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image.
    a
         
    If necessary, create the /mnt/cdrom directory:
    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    b
         
    Mount the CD-ROM drive.
    Some Linux distributions use different device names or organize the /dev directory differently. If your CD-ROM drive is not /dev/cdrom or if the mount point for a CD-ROM is not /mnt/cdrom, modify the command to reflect the conventions used by your distribution.
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    4
         
    Change to a working directory (for example, /tmp):
    cd /tmp
    5
         
    If a previous installation exists, delete the previous vmware-tools-distrib directory.
    The location of this directory depends on where you placed it during the previous installation. Often it is placed in /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib.
    6
         
    Uncompress the installer:
    tar zxpf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-<x.x.x>-<yyyy>.tar.gz
    The value <x.x.x> is the product version number and <yyyy> is the build number of the product release.
    7
         
    If necessary, unmount the CD-ROM image.
    If your Linux distribution automatically mounted the CD-ROM, you do not need to unmount the image.
    umount /dev/cdrom
    8
         
    Run the VMware Tools installer.
    cd vmware-tools-distrib
    ./vmware-install.pl
    Respond to the questions the command-line wizard displays on the screen. Press Enter to accept the default value. The configuration file, vmware-config-tools.pl, runs after the installer file finishes running.
    9
         
    If you are updating VMware Tools, reboot the virtual machine or manually reload the pvscsi, vmxnet, and vmxnet3 Linux kernel modules.
    If you reload the modules, networking on the virtual machine is interrupted.
    10
         
    Enter the following commands to restore the network:
    /etc/init.d/network stop
    rmmod vmxnet
    modprobe vmxnet
    /etc/init.d/network start
    11
         
    Log out of the root account.
    exit
    12
         
    ------------==================================

    these are instuctions...........
    as mention earlier i stop the step 3 not mount the cdrom
  • 3. Re: Installation of vmtool on guest os linux rhel 5.1
    EdStevens Guru
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    kundi786 wrote:
    I am going to install the vmtool on guest os linux but i am not able to do it.
    i am follow these instructions

    step1 : go to vm setting of maching and click on install vmtool ..
    after that i display a message in the bottom of machine which is mount the cd rom ,launched the terminal and uncompress the installer.
    i also saw that a cdrom icon is display on my desktop which is i think iso image.i click on it but it is empty.

    step2: i create a dir in /mnt like
    mkdir /mnt/cdrom

    Step3 : mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    at this step this return no meduim found..
    what is this....
    i can't able to go to further step untill my cdrom is not mounted.
    how i can do this.....
    please help from expert...................
    Copy the entire terminal session where you mount the directory, etc. and paste back to your next post here. Please bracket it with the code tags.
  • 4. Re: Installation of vmtool on guest os linux rhel 5.1
    khan786 Newbie
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    step1 for directory creation
    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    step2 for mount the cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    it return no medium found.....

    hepls me..
  • 5. Re: Installation of vmtool on guest os linux rhel 5.1
    Dude! Guru
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    You are probably confusing step 1 with step 2. Anyway, there are plenty of tutorials on the web. If you prefer that someone shows it to you, I suggest you try googling for "youtube install vmware tools".
  • 6. Re: Installation of vmtool on guest os linux rhel 5.1
    EdStevens Guru
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    kundi786 wrote:
    step1 for directory creation
    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    step2 for mount the cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    it return no medium found.....

    hepls me..
    So you haven't actually created the /dev/cdrom.

    On the VMWorkstation console menu 'VM' --> 'Install VMware Tools ...'

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