Sunday, August 12, 2007

VMWare Tools

VMWare Tools makes the guest OS far more responsive. VMWare Tools is available for Windows, Linux, Netware and FreeBSD. This was in version 5.5 of tools. The newer version of tools may have Solaris. It would be nice to have Solaris.

VMWare Tools on Windows is straightforward. After installing, enable full hardware acceleration.


VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 7.04

Instructions are provided at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

sudo ./vmware-install.pl


Everything runs file until this question:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?
[/usr/src/linux/include]

/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic/include



And then it complains again: The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match your running kernel (version 2.6.20-16-generic).

As per this entry, modified /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h and added the line:

#define UTS_RELEASE "2.6.20-16-generic"


I guess I'll have to use Ubuntu 6.10

1 comment:

yogijp said...

http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=707103