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Old 13th September 2007, 17:59
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I'd tried to install VMware server on Mandriva 2007 Powerpack. I'd followed the howto here, and made a step by step installation. Everything worked fine, but at the installation of the files I've got an error message, before I was able to give in the serial number. "No authorisation to create etc/bin/xin folder".
Can somebody tell me what's wrong?

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Old 14th September 2007, 17:59
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Did you run the installation as root?
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Hi falko
Yes, Idid. I was following the how to step by step. First I'e installed the needed files from the DVD, then I've started the console with "su" and decompress the VMware-server-'.tar.gz, and then I startes the install routine.
Yesterday I made a fresh install of Mandriva 2007 and try to install VMware again, but I've got the same result. Installation stops at the same point .

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Can you post the full error message?

Also, what security level did you choose during the Mandriva installation (standard, high, paranoid)?
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I've solved the problem. I installed VMware player with a indows image. But I have another problem. I connected a USB disk to the pc. The owner is root and I can see the files on the disk only as I start a terminal as root. I want to change the attributes for the disk but without success. I don't know how I can change the attributes in the terminal, so I get access to the disk as a "normal" user. I tryed to set attrib for the sha1 drive to current and to read and write rights.

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Is it possible that all files/directories on the USB disk are owned by root, and that only root has read permissions? In that case you'd have to run a chmod on the files/directories.
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