[SOLVED] Problems Installing VMWare Tools in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Server as Guest in VMWare Server

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I tried to install Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Server edition as a guest system in my VMWare Server and got into a problem installing the vmware tools. I mostly follow the instructions given here with some changes with regards to the lack of GUI (X11).

Install the Basic Build Tools

  1. sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
  2. sudo apt-get install libproc-dev libdumbnet-dev

Download Open VM tools and Copy the VMWare Tools

  1. Click on Install VMWare Tools
  2. Force mount the tools virtual CDROM by running
    mount /dev/cdrom
  3. Make a folder in home directory and run as root using
    sudo -s
  4. Assuming you created the folder ‘~/vmtools’
  5. cd ~/vmtools
  6. cp /cdrom/VMwareTools-1.0.5-80187.tar.gz .
  7. wget http://mesh.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/\
    open-vm-tools/open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-87182.tar.gz
  8. tar -xzvf open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-87182.tar.gz
  9. tar -xzvf VMwareTools-1.0.5-80187.tar.gz
  10. cd open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-87182/
  11. ./configure --without-x && make
  12. cd modules/linux
  13. for i in *; do mv ${i} ${i}-only; tar -cf ${i}.tar ${i}-only; done
  14. cd ../../..
  15. mv -f open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-87182/modules/linux/*.tar vmware-tools-distrib/lib/modules/source/
  16. cd vmware-tools-distrib/
  17. ./vmware-install.pl

    (If you didn’t run as root, you need to add sudo in front of the command)

Restart
Issue the command

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