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Trying to install VMware Tools...

What is the build number of Ubuntu 8.10? I have to enter it for tar installer at the command prompt. enter: tar zxpf /mnt/cdrom/vmwareTools-<XXXX>.tar.gz umount /dev/cdrom. The value <XXXX> is the build number of the product release. I am having problem installing VMware Tools from command line with tar or rpm installer. I am new to command prompt environment.
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The value <XXXX> is the build number of the product release refers to the ESX Version and not the build number of Ubuntu.

If you have difficulties in installing VMware Tools, make sure that you have installed gcc and other libraries.

Then try to proceed with VMware Tools installation.

Under this URL - http://vmware-land.com/Vmware_Tips.html#ESX6
please check this How do I manually install the VC management agent?
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What is gcc? May I ask?
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Thanks for your response.
I am using VMware Workstation latest version trial version. My guest os is Ubuntu.

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I ve read the 'Install VMware Tools from the Command Line with the tar or RPM Installer.'
I do not have experience using command lines (just very little bit).
So I chose VM>Install VMware Tools on the host.
I opened the 'Terminal' program in Ubuntu guest os.
At the command prompt, I typed 'su' then press enter.
'Password:' appeared. so I typed the password( the one I made during installation of Ubuntu).
But It won't let me type the password. The password does not appear on the screen.
Still I typed and pressed enter.
Next message is : su: Authentication failure.
What am i doing wrong?
Thanks.
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I've found the build number for VMware Workstation. Still figuring out how I can go from here...
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I can't get my password authenticated in Terminal program.
There is a black rectangular blinking, but I don't see my password being written.
Keep getting 'su: Authentication failure.'
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kumarnirmal, thank you for the useful URL.
What is root ,and where can I find out more about it?
By default, the root user can be compared to the default administrator account available in the Windows Environment.

In order to install vmware tools, login using the created username and then type sudo su -
which then prompts for password, please type the password which you are currently using for the logged in user

This will allow you to install VMware Tools

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I keep getting 'Authenticatio failure' messsage after entering my password.
Now I have retyped my passwords about hundreds of times. And I am entering the same password that I use to log in at the boot up.
What is the exact steps as soon as I open the Terminal program?
Since my password is correct, I am assuming my commnads are incorrect.
Thanks.
By default, Ubuntu does not allow logging in as the user root

Once you have logged in using your user credentials,

type "sudo su -" and press Enter

This will elevate the currently logged in user to have root privileges

Then mount the VMware Tools installation option using the VM Tab which is available on the top of the VMware Workstation Program

Type cd /mnt/cdrom

Check whether the ISO for the VMware Tools is mounted using the mount command

then navigate to cd /media/cdrom

Copy the VMware Tools TAR Package to /tmp using the command

cp "VMware Tools TAR Package name" /tmp

once the tar package is copied, navigate to the /tmp folder using the command cd /tmp

then extract the contents of the tar package using the command

tar -zxvf "VMwareTools Tar Package"

This will extract the contents to a directory called vmware-tools-distrib

Locate the vmware-install.pl file and execute the command ./vmware-install.pl to complete the installation



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I successfully logged in.
Next, I typed cd /mnt/cdrom. The output was:
"bash: cd: /mnt/cdrom: No such file or directory
root @sung-il-desktop:/home/sung-il#"
There is a DVD icon on the desktop and its name is "VMware Tools".
And when I open it, it is located on "/media/cdrom0"
The tar box icon's name is "VMwareTools-7.8.4-126130.tar.gz"
Thanks.