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I've got the latest version of Vmware Player and have installed it with using the latest Linux 64bit. At the moment I'm having trouble of installing Vmware tools and unsure how to proceed... any help will be appreciated
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What's the issue you're having?
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I've got the latest version of Vmware Player and have installed it with using the latest Linux 64bit. At the moment I'm having trouble of installing Vmware tools and unsure how to proceed... any help will be appreciated

Which Linux distribution is that?
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What's the issue you're having?

I think he's saying he has a Linux VM installed on a Windows host, but is having problems installing VMwares guest tools on the Linux VM.
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What's the issue you're having?

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Which Linux distribution is that?

Oneiric Ocelot 11.10
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Oneiric Ocelot 11.10

That would be Ubuntu then smile.gif
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have you tried logging into your VM - as per the instructions in your screen shot?
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of course, but the problem still persists. I cannot install the vmware tools on both my main account and guest. It would then say, "Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware support..."

Does this problem exist on VMware 3.1.5? I might consider downgrading from 4.0.2 if that's the case
Edited by Jonsu - 1/25/12 at 5:17am
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I don't have experience of VMWare, but Virtualbox suits my needs nicely (I use it to "dip my feet" into various distros, and their new releases to see if it's worth upgrading)
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I don't have experience of VMWare, but Virtualbox suits my needs nicely (I use it to "dip my feet" into various distros, and their new releases to see if it's worth upgrading)

Really, you don't need vmware to play around and learn a linux CLI. I would just use virtualbox to do your learning. Also, learn more than just ubuntu's bash. In the working world, most people use other distros. My work chooses red hat. Things tend to be structured differently between the different linux releases, so knowing them will help in the long run.
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agreed with the previous comments. If you _have to have your host run windows and it's not very performance sensitive, just use virtualbox. It's free, works a lot better (although slower), and is super easy to use. I personally have never cared for VMware, but that's just me, YMMV.
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