Sunday, July 29, 2007

installing vmware tools in vmware fusion

my virtual machine (guest OS) is feisty-i386-server. the host is mac0s using vmware fusion. in order to activate the shared folder, we need to install vmware tools, by:

1. Select Virtual Machine -> Install VMware Tools
2. Go to the vm and mount the cd using
% sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0

3. copy the VMwareTools-e.x.p-48339.tar.gz to the home directory,
% cp /media/cdrom0/VMwareTools-e.x.p-48339.tar.gz $HOME

4. extract the file
% tar xvfz VMwareTools-e.x.p-48339.tar.gz

5. go to the vmware-tools-distrib and install:
% cd vmware-tools-distrib
% sudo ./

6. just accept the all the default values.

7. don't forget to reboot the system!
% sudo reboot

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