Install Slackware 11.0 in a VMware ESX Server 2.5.x VM - Page 2

Install VMware Tools

1. Prepare for VMware Tools install

# 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

Though it looks really complicated all it does is really this

#ln –s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc0.d
#ln –s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc1.d
#ln –s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc2.d
#ln –s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc3.d
#ln –s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc4.d
#ln –s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc5.d
#ln –s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc6.d

2. Install VMware tools

Now moving on to the actual install of the VMware tools

Settings -> Install VMware Tools

Open a Terminal and switch users as root

#su –

Mount your virtual cdrom with the vmware tools package

#mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
#cd /mnt/cdrom
#cp vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz /tmp

Copy the install files to your home folder and untar them

#cd /tmp
#tar xvzf vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz
#cd vmware-tools-distrib

Note: the tools install script may not like the fact the running gcc version is higher than the version used for kernel, type ‘yes’ when the default is ‘no’ and it should go an with the install.

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