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install vmware in linux

I am trying to install vmware..
I attached screenshot..

Can you help me to unzip....
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vm1.png
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
tar -zxf filename
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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nobleitAuthor Commented:
This is the output..

error for the output of tar -zxvf filename in the media device..


 error for tar
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
i see no error?
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nobleitAuthor Commented:
Sorry the earlier post please ignore that...


tar -zxvf filename
is a failure
vm3.png
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes, probably because its trying to write to the CDROM

copy the file to /tmp

cp filename /tmp/filename

and then tar zxvf filename
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you know linux?
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nobleitAuthor Commented:
This is what I see now after copying to tmp location and tar

Now what is next to install
vm4.png
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
thats correct your archive is now extracted.

change directory to vmware-tools-distrib

and execute the scripts

do you know LINUX!
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nobleitAuthor Commented:
how will we execute vmware-install.pl
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
./vmware-install.pl

(there's a full stop before the /)

and answer the questions.
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