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    Default Help with installing VMWare tools

    Help folks! I'm running VMWare 7.0.1 with Backtrack 4 Beta - and I can't figure out how to install the vmware tools.

    All the tutorials say that once your backtrack is up and running and you click on VM-->Install VMWare Tools, that "You should see a mounted CD image show up on the desktop. In the File Browser that pops up, right-click the VMwareTools*.tar.gz file and extract to the Desktop. "

    I'm not sure what I'm looking for, but I'm not seeing any kind of CD image or folder popup with the tar. file.

    I've been trying to follow this tutorial:

    I'm assuming that the CD image did not mount because I did not see any image of a CD show up, etc, so I went ahead and tried typing: sudo mkdir /media/cdrom - now I'm getting the error 'mkdir: cannot create directory 'media/cdrom': No such file or directory found

    I feel like I'm missing something huge - can someone help me out??

    I created backtrack four as in this tutorial:

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    Default Re: Help with installing VMWare tools

    apt-get install open-vm-tools
    did work for me.

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    Default Re: Help with installing VMWare tools

    Using either the above apt-get command or
    As the tutorials you are reading state mount the cd rom then copy the target package, extract and run the package.
    If you can't find the cdrom then I would guess that it is not mounted. I would try using the mount command. Once you have it mounted you can move on.

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