Slackware inside Vmware

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by vukodlak75, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. vukodlak75

    vukodlak75 New Member

    Does anyone have any experience at installing vmware tools in Slackware 12.1?

    I've done some research and found that I needed to do a few things prior to install like:

    Code:
    cd /etc/rc.d
    for V in {0,1,2,3,4,5,6}; do ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc${V}.d; done
    mkdir /etc/pam.d
    cp /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 /etc/init.d/network
    cp /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 /etc/init.d/networking
    
    After doing the above I able to start the installation process (./vmware-install.pl) but none of the modules can be built.

    I also tried open vmtools and it installs successfully (modules can be built). but I get some major & minor error codes when logging out.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2008
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What are the exact errors that you're getting?
     
  3. vukodlak75

    vukodlak75 New Member

    OK, I got it to work (temp). I re-installed Slackware 12.1 using default settings.
    I can now successfuly install vmware tools, but, The drag and drop feature only works right after install. If I reboot, then I cannot drag and drop file from/to virtual machine.
    I started vmware-toolbox but it did not help.

    Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2008
  4. vukodlak75

    vukodlak75 New Member

    Well, I got it.

    Steps:
    - Fresh install of Slackware 12.1

    - Do the following as root:
    Code:
    cd /etc/rc.d
    for V in {0,1,2,3,4,5,6}; do ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc${V}.d; done
    mkdir /etc/pam.d
    cp /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 /etc/init.d/network
    cp /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 /etc/init.d/networking
    - download, build and install open vmtools ;)
    _http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/

    - as root:
    Code:
    cp /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware-tools /etc/rc.d/rc.vmware-tools
    echo "/etc/rc.d/rc.vmware-tools start" >>/etc/rc.d/rc.local
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2008
  5. vukodlak75

    vukodlak75 New Member

    Just wanted to say that my findings work for v12.2 also.

    Note: I did not have to use open vmtools though. Just used what came with VMWare.
     
  6. vukodlak75

    vukodlak75 New Member

    Time to test Slackware 13.0 :D
    The above instructions work fine with Slackware 13.0 on VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 using the default vmware tools.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009

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