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Trying to install free trial of VMWare

Postby martinfromdublin on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:14 am

I downladed a 30 day free trial of VMWare as a tar file but I can't get it to install. I follow the instructions on VMWare's website and here's what I get.

The file is in my own directory in the 'dowloads' folder. so I go

martin@martin-laptop:~$ sudo su
Password:
root@martin-laptop:/home/martin# ar zxpf VMware-downloads.tar.gz
ar: illegal option -- z
Usage: ar [emulation options] [-]{dmpqrstx}[abcfilNoPsSuvV] [member-name] [count] archive-file file...
ar -M [<mri-script]
commands:
d - delete file(s) from the archive
m[ab] - move file(s) in the archive
p - print file(s) found in the archive
q[f] - quick append file(s) to the archive
r[ab][f][u] - replace existing or insert new file(s) into the archive
t - display contents of archive
x[o] - extract file(s) from the archive
command specific modifiers:
[a] - put file(s) after [member-name]
[b] - put file(s) before [member-name] (same as [i])
[N] - use instance [count] of name
[f] - truncate inserted file names
[P] - use full path names when matching
[o] - preserve original dates
[u] - only replace files that are newer than current archive contents
generic modifiers:
[c] - do not warn if the library had to be created
[s] - create an archive index (cf. ranlib)
[S] - do not build a symbol table
[v] - be verbose
[V] - display the version number
@<file> - read options from <file>
emulation options:
No emulation specific options
ar: supported targets: elf32-i386 a.out-i386-linux efi-app-ia32 elf32-little elf32-big elf64-x86-64 elf64-little elf64-big srec symbolsrec tekhex binary ihex trad-core

Next, as per the VMWare user's manual I try;

root@martin-laptop:/home/martin# cd vmware-distrib
bash: cd: vmware-distrib: No such file or directory
root@martin-laptop:/home/martin#

What am I doing wrong? Is it because I first clicked to open the tar file using the archive manager?

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Re: Trying to install free trial of VMWare

Postby rec9140 on Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:56 pm

martinfromdublin wrote:The file is in my own directory in the 'dowloads' folder. so I go

martin@martin-laptop:~$ sudo su
Password:
root@martin-laptop:/home/martin# ar zxpf VMware-downloads.tar.gz
ar: illegal option -- z


What am I doing wrong? Is it because I first clicked to open the tar file using the archive manager?


use:
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tar zxpf VMware-downloads.tar.gz


see the t

tar zxpf VMware-downloads.tar.gz
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Re: Trying to install free trial of VMWare

Postby martinfromdublin on Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:29 pm

Still no joy......

root@martin-laptop:/home/martin# tar zxpf VMware-downloads.tar.gz
tar: VMware-downloads.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
root@martin-laptop:/home/martin#
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Re: Trying to install free trial of VMWare

Postby newW2 on Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:56 pm

You should be able to double click the tarball to extract the VMWare folder containing the script to install the product. Else use:
tar -zxvf /path_to_the_.tar.gz_file

I expected to see more in the way of a name. Actually I would copy the file to the desktop. Then the command would be:
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tar -zxvf /home/your-username/Desktop/VMware-workstation-version-###.i386.tar.gz

Once extracted cd to the folder and run the script:
sudo /path to the extracted folder/script_file (if I recall it will be a perl script)
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Re: Trying to install free trial of VMWare

Postby martinfromdublin on Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:08 pm

Okay, got a little further but not too far. I copied the file to a 'tmp' folder like the manual that came with vmware suggests. I get to the next stage and then this pops up;

root@martin-laptop:/tmp# cd vmware-distrib
root@martin-laptop:/tmp/vmware-distrib# ./vmware-install.pl
The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were
not installed by the VMware Installer. Please remove them then run this
installer again.

vmdesched
vmmemctl
vmxnet
vmmon
vmnet

Execution aborted.

root@martin-laptop:/tmp/vmware-distrib#

What does this mean :?:


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Re: Trying to install free trial of VMWare

Postby martinfromdublin on Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:16 pm

This is now resolved!I ran a search in Synaptic to see if I could find anything against the package name 'vmware' and found 2 I must have installed at an earlier stage. I removed them using Synaptic and ran the installer again and this time...success!

Thanks fro all the help!
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Re: Trying to install free trial of VMWare

Postby martinfromdublin on Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:13 pm

After all that hassle it doesn't work.....!!! Get a lot of error messages and a notice to advise VMWare of the trouble.

I don't know whether to laugh :lol: or cry :(

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