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Old 08-05-2010
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How do I install VMWare Tools in BackTrack 4?

Hello, I have installed the BackTrack 4 on my computer. Now I want to install the VMware tools on BackTrack 4. I am making use of the VMware player. When I update my VMware tools, I get the message as below:
Quote:
"Mount the virtual CD drive in the guest, launch a terminal, and use tar to uncompress the installer. Then, execute vmware-install.pl to install VMware tools."
What is the reason behind this, error message. If anyone is having the details about it, then please provide that details to me.
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Old 08-05-2010
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re: How do I install VMWare Tools in BackTrack 4?

Hello, I think the steps given below will solve your problem :
  • Select to the 'Install VMware tools'.
  • The ISO having Vmware tools for would be loaded in to the VM's CD drive.
  • If you require then mount the drive with the help of the command below:
    Code:
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
  • Then untar VMwareTools-5.5.3-34685.tar.gz.
  • Use the commands below:
    Quote:
    for x in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
    do
    ln -s /etc/rc.d/ /etc/rc$x.d
  • Now you need to change the untarred folder.
  • Install the install.sh.
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Old 08-05-2010
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re: How do I install VMWare Tools in BackTrack 4?

Use the steps below:
  • Simply select the "Install VMWare Tools". If you will not able to load it automatically then you need to use the command below:
    Quote:
    mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    ls /mnt/cdrom
  • Then you need to use the command below to use the rmp adn tar.gz files.
    Quote:
    cp /mnt/cdrom/vmware-tools-xxx.tar.gz /tmp/
    cd /tmp
    tar zxvf vmware-tools-xxx.tar.gz
  • Then go to the folder and use the Installation and read me instruction.
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Old 08-05-2010
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re: How do I install VMWare Tools in BackTrack 4?

Hello, follow each and every step below and solve your problem:
  • First thing you must need to perform that to setup your virtual machine.
  • Open the "Shell - Konsole."
  • Use the command mkdir /mnt/hdc and press enter.
  • Now for moving back to the OS x you need to press the "Command" and "Control" together.
  • Go to the Virtual Machine, then Update VMware Tools.
  • Then click on "Install."
  • Type following now :
    Quote:
    mount /dev/disk/by-id/ata-VMware_Virtual_IDE_CDROM_DRIVE_10000000000000000001 /mnt/hdc/
    and hit enter.
  • Again type command below:
    Quote:
    cp /mnt/hdc/VMwareTools-8.2.3-204229.tar.gz /tmp/
    cd /tmp/
    tar -zxvf VMwareTools-8.2.3-204229.tar.gz./vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl
  • Now click on the KDE icon and select Log Out.
  • Type reboot and press enter.
  • Done.
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re: How do I install VMWare Tools in BackTrack 4?

While using that you need to use the command below:
For gzip files (.tar.gz)
Quote:
tar -xvzf <file_name.tar.gz>
For bzip2 files (.tar.bz2)
Quote:
tar -xvjf <file_name.tar.bz2>
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Old 08-05-2010
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re: How do I install VMWare Tools in BackTrack 4?

Use the following steps:
  • You first need to setup your Virtual Machine.
  • After that you create a folder for mounting the VMware Tools DVD.
  • Then you will able to mount the VMware Tools image.
  • After that you will able to copy the VMware tools to your virtual machine.
  • Now untar the source.
  • Simply install the VMware Tools.
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Old 10-05-2010
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re: How do I install VMWare Tools in BackTrack 4?

Hello, I have used the steps above and get solved my problem. Thank you. Now I have solved my problem for the installing the VMware Tools in BackTrack 4. If anyone is having the same problem then I would suggest you to make use of the steps above and then you will able to solve your problem. So, just do that and then you can install the VMware tools in your BackTrack.
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