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Re: VMWare tools on Fedora Core 5



On Sun, 2005-12-25 at 02:40 +0100, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > But I'm a little confused, some of you have been talking about that a CD
> > is necessary to configure the VMWare tools.  I just downloaded and
> > installed the RPM from the VMWare web site, in my case there is no
> > CD.
> 
> The "CD" is not a real CD, but a virtual CD emulated by VMware that
> gets activated when you chose "Install VMWare Tools" from the VMWare
> menu. Once activated, you can mount the CD from inside your guest OS
> as usual.

Right, and then, after you install the RPM inside the guest OS (using
"rpm -ivh" as root), you will find you have a vmware-config-tools.pl
script available... again, make sure you have gcc and kernel-devel
installed.  Then run as root and enjoy.

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