VMware and Mandriva 2007 Powerpack

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by oldie, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. oldie

    oldie New Member

    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?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Did you run the installation as root?
  3. oldie

    oldie New Member

    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:mad: .

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you post the full error message?

    Also, what security level did you choose during the Mandriva installation (standard, high, paranoid)?
  5. oldie

    oldie New Member

    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.

    thanks for help
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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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