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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default vmware tools gzip error from patch

    So I'm trying to follow instructions listed here


    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom
    cp -rf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz /tmp/
    cd /tmp/
    tar zxpf VMwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz
    tar zxpf vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar
    After I download the vmware patch and try to untar the file "tar zxpf vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar" I get an error that it is not in gzip format...

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: error exit delayed from previous errors
    Can someone give me some help on what to do next?

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    Senior Member fnord0's Avatar
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    Jul 2008


    Quote Originally Posted by alphabit View Post
    tar zxpf vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar
    opps, that obviously a mistake. drop the "z" in the tar command, should work just fine.
    tar xpf vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar
    I did this last night, and worked like a charm. from there as the site you referenced says... just run "./"
    'see the fnords!'

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