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Old 21st January 2008, 17:09
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hello: I following the how to forge wrt to vm ware server 1.04. on ubuntu 7.10; i was doing just fine until i got to :

Installing VMware Server - Source Tar Ball

I open my terminal and cut and past the following:

tar xvzf /Path/To/VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz
(tried using: ( sudo tar xvzf /Path/To/VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz) too).


tar: /Path/To/VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

any one have any suggestions as I did download the link :

http://www.vmware.com/download/server/

any suggestions....i am sure it probable something simple....thanks a lot.

mm
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Old 22nd January 2008, 04:17
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You have to change the file path to whatever you're using, so you probably downloaded the file into something like

/home/whateveruseryouare

so that's the location they mean when they say

/Path/To/VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz

so you have to

cd

to the location you downloaded the VMware file, and then run

tar xfvz VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz

and it should unzip
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Great Cameron! thks...got it to launch, unfortunately I have not been successful in installing some of the other linux OS, i.e. suse 10.3 and fedora 8.0....I am able to create the partition, but once the software loads up, I get either stuck. i.e. suse10.3 try the install in text mode, but once I get to the part create partition or create partition folder it just goes in a circle. In Fedora 8 I can't navigate down to select text mode. any suggestions, I tried the patch but the link leads to nowhere. ave you been successful with installing another linux OS and which one. thanks again!! MM
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