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    Default VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    I have Workstation 7.1.x and unfortunately it won't open the VMware image for BT5r2 (it says it was created in an earlier version).

    So I did a fresh install of Backtrack 5 R2 from the DVD .iso into a new VM machine. Now I'm trying to install the vmware tools. The ones from my VMware Workstation aren't fully installing because they don't support the latest kernel (I assume)

    I did some research and found this thread:
    http://communities.vmware.com/thread/196350

    which led me to this alternative:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/open...open-vm-tools/

    but the latest file there is from December and it won't compile (error: glib >= 2.6.0 is required)


    I'm not sure what files I need, when I do: apt-cache search "glib" I get a ton of items that have glib in their name but none just glib.


    Has anyone with a version of VMware Workstation under version 8 managed to get the tools installed?


    Thanks

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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    I am also looking to get vmware tools working on BT5 r2. Most of the vmware tools compile cleanly, but the one I need (VMware Host-Guest Filesystem) does not. Has anyone had time to investigate this issue? Should this be addressed with VMware?

    Below is the error I receive:


    The VMware Host-Guest Filesystem allows for shared folders between the host OS
    and the guest OS in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment. Do you wish
    to enable this feature? [yes]

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/3.2.6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
    MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'

    WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6/Module.symvers
    is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/vmciKernelIf.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciContext.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciDatagram.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciDoorbell.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciDriver.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciEvent.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciHashtable.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciQueuePair.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciQPair.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciResource.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciRoute.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/driverLog.o
    LD [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/vmci.o
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST 1 modules
    CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/vmci.mod.o
    LD [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/vmci.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'
    make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
    MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
    make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
    make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
    cp -f vmci.ko ./../vmci.o
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/3.2.6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
    MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'

    WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6/Module.symvers
    is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/backdoorGcc64.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/backdoor.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/bdhandler.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/cpName.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLinux.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLite.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/dentry.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/dir.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/file.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/hgfsBd.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/hgfsEscape.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/hgfsUtil.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/link.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/inode.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/module.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/message.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/page.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/request.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/rpcout.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/super.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/stubs.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/tcp.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/transport.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/vmci.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/kernelStubsLinux.o
    /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.c: In function ‘HgfsChangeFileAttributes’:
    /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.c:610: error: assignment of read-only member ‘i_nlink’
    /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/file.c:128: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
    /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/tcp.c:53: error: expected ‘)’ before numeric constant
    /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/tcp.c:56: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘int’
    /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/tcp.c:59: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘int’
    make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only/tcp.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'
    make: *** [vmhgfs.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmhgfs-only'

    The filesystem driver (vmhgfs module) is used only for the shared folder
    feature. The rest of the software provided by VMware Tools is designed to work
    independently of this feature.

    If you wish to have the shared folders feature, you can install the driver by
    running vmware-config-tools.pl again after making sure that gcc, binutils, make
    and the kernel sources for your running kernel are installed on your machine.
    These packages are available on your distribution's installation CD.
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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    Did you both try the official guide from the wiki ? http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...p/VMware_Tools
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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    Yes I used the wiki. It mentions that the vnet compile will fail, but it does not mention a workaround to the file share compile fail.

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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    i am having the same problem as aydellg. Installed the VMware tools according to the wiki page, then VMware tools compiled with some notification, especially the vmxnet and vmhgfs(share folder feature) module. Until now, i am still not be able to copy files between host and VM.

    If you wish to have the shared folders feature, you can install the driver by
    running vmware-config-tools.pl again after making sure that gcc, binutils, make
    and the kernel sources for your running kernel are installed on your machine.
    These packages are available on your distribution's installation CD.
    [ Press Enter key to continue ]
    i am sure that gcc, binutils, make, and kernel sources are available, i wonder did anyone manage to get the share folder feature working ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    I am having the same issues, I did an apt-get dist-upgrade prior to the attempt. BT5 KDE x86_64 is running on a ESXi5 Server.
    The following modules failed:
    ...
    make: *** [vsock.ko] Error 2
    ...
    make: *** [vmxnet.ko] Error 2 (as noted from the wiki)
    ..
    make: *** [vmblock.ko] Error 2
    [end]

    I couldn't help but notice this line
    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    However, if it works on GNOME then it should work...

    I did get my ip info in vsphere so vmxnet.ko is working (as stated in the the wiki).
    Hope to work on this some more.
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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    I do have the same problem..
    would be nice if some knews what do to

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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    I have the same problem
    who can help me?

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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    Quote Originally Posted by chinahao View Post
    I have the same problem
    who can help me?
    I suggest using HackPack's Easy VMware Tools install. All that is needed is mounting the vmware and then running the option for it. You can youtube the video (or check my channel). It's really that simple.


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    Default Re: VMware Tools on BackTrack 5 r2

    Has anyone tried VirtualBox instead of VMWare?

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