How to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 9.04

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  1. tnsmart macrumors 6502

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    I'm running VMware Fusion 2.0.5 and am trying to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 9.04. I have found several sets of instructions, but they all seem out dated and I can't get any to work. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is a little confusing

    I was able to find the steps online by searching and they worked for me
    Sorry, but I don't remember where

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    The absolute easiest way is, first, head into the Synaptic package manager and make sure that the "Multiverse" repository is enabled. Then head to a terminal and type:
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    sudo apt-get install open-vm-source open-vm-toolbox open-vm-tools
    These packages are the open sourced version of VMWare's VM tools. I've been using them for all my Ubuntu installs and they work beautifully.

    Your other option is to install them from VMWare's included tarball with the instructions located at this link. The only major difference is there is no need to make the /media/cdrom directory or run the mount command; you can just double click the CD that appears on your desktop and the copy the tar.gz file in there to your desktop.
     
  4. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Could you give me the APT line I need to add the Multiverse repository?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    I installed the open source VMware tools and everything works great except for Sharing. I have the preferences turned on to share my Home folder and applications, both ways, but my home folder is nowhere to be found and I can not open Mac OS X applications in Ubuntu, or Ubuntu apps in Mac OS X.

    For some reason, whenever I started up Ubuntu, I get a message "Cannot connect virtual device ide1:0 No corresponding device is available on the host…" Might that have something to do with it? Anyone know how I can fix this?
     
  7. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can anybody share files and applications on Ubuntu with VMware Fusion?
     

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