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Old 12-05-2010
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BackTrack - Installing vmware-tools in vmware-fusion

Hello,
Here we will see how to install the vmware tools in vmware fusion. It is considered that you have installed BackTrack linux operating system (latest version ) and have install the VMware fusion (latest version)

First thing you will have to do is choose the username and the passwrod you have set during the installation.
Then you will need to be the super user of the system, this can be done by using the following command
Code:
sudo su
now you will need to set the password by typing the word of your choice
example
Code:
passwd
To set the password correct you will have to enter it twice.
Now replacing the packages
Code:
fix initrd.gz
And for splash , type this in your terminal
Code:
fix-splash
Now this will ask to replace the initrd.gz file, you have to answer it yes.
Reboot the system by using the following command
Code:
reboot
Again become the super user and start the networking and X11
Code:
dhclient eth0
following this command
Code:
startx
Once you see that the X window has been loaded, start the vm-tools installation for which you will have to navigate the the vmware menu.
Now in the terminal window as a root user
Code:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-x.x.x.tar.gz /tmp
umount /mnt/cdrom
You can also install the vmware tools with wget, default download manger in linux. If you need to cancel the current installation you will need to navigate to the virtual machine menu.
Now
Code:
cd /tmp
Code:
wget xxx.offensive-security.com/tools/vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-x.x.x.tar
tar -xf VMwareTools-x.x.tar.gz
tar -xf vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-x.x.tar
You will hav to edit some of the entries now
Code:
cp /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/lib/modules/source/vmsync.tar /tmp/vmsync.tar
tar -xf vmsync.tar
cd vmsync-only
Edit the Makefile and change this line
Code:
$(EXTRA_CFLAGS) -Iinclude2/asm/mach-default \
To read
Code:
$(EXTRA_CFLAGS) -Iinclude2/asm/mach-default -I$(HEADER_DIR)\
save and quit now
Code:
cd ../
tar -cf vmsync.tar vmsync-only
cp /tmp/vmsync.tar /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/lib/modules/source/vmsync.tar
edit the file vmwaretools-x.x.patch
and remove these entries
Code:
vm_check_build = $(shell if $(CC) $(KBUILD_CPPFLAGS) $(KBUILD_CFLAGS) \
$(CPPFLAGS) $(CFLAGS) $(CFLAGS_KERNEL) \
- $(EXTRA_CFLAGS) -Iinclude2/asm/mach-default \
+ $(EXTRA_CFLAGS) -Iinclude2/asm/mach-default -I$(HEADER_DIR) \
-DKBUILD_BASENAME=\"$(DRIVER)\" \
-Werror -S -o /dev/null -xc $(1) \
> /dev/null 2>&1; then echo "$(2)"; else echo "$(3)"; fi)
Finally save the file and run the following command in the terminal
Code:
./vmwaretools.sh
This will start the vmware fusion with all the tools installed. I hope this will help you.
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Re: BackTrack - Installing vmware-tools in vmware-fusion

Hello,
Instruction for vmware fusion 2.0.5
From the vmware menu you can start the vmware tools.
In the terminal
Code:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-x.x.tar.gz /tmp
umount /mnt/cdrom
And just follow these steps
Code:
cd /tmp
gunzip VMwareTools-x.x.tar.gz
tar -xf VMwareTools-x.x.tar
cd vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl
That is it.
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