FreeBSD 7.0 and VMware tools (was Re: FreeBSD 7RC2 and VMware
dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Fri Feb 29 15:05:29 UTC 2008
On Thursday 28 February 2008 9:54 pm, John Nielsen wrote:
> On Thursday 28 February 2008 09:48:43 pm Sean Cavanaugh wrote:
> > which version of the guest tool should I be installing for VMWare
> > Server 1.0.4?
> > guestd5 and guestd6 both core dump.
> I haven't actually tried to use any version from the ports recently,
> opting instead to manually use the tarball on the "CD" that gets inserted
> when you select the "Install VMware Tools" option in the host.
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > From: <pobox at verysmall.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:56 AM
> > To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> > Subject: Re: FreeBSD 7.0 and VMware tools (was Re: FreeBSD 7RC2 and
> > VMware tools)
> > > Barry Byrne wrote:
> > >> I've had no problem installing the tools via the ports on 7.0
> > >> release on ESX
> > >> server 3.0.1.
> > >
> > > ...
> > >
> > >> cd /usr/ports/emulators/vmware-guestd6/
> > >> make clean install
> > >>
> > >> reboot.
> > >
> > > I was thinking about the ports. How does the ports version compare to
> > > the "official" coming with the VMware?
> > >
> > > Iv
(Not sure if top-posting is frowned on here, but I'll follow the convention
used by other lists I subscribe to, and continue this here.)
Mine has been a long, strange trip in installing and making VMware Tools work
on FBSD 7.0. My latest go has me
installing /usr/ports/emulators/vmware-guestd6/, then the VMware-supplied
tools. I've already mentioned that I had to symlink libc.so.6 to get the
VMware version to run. I also had to symlink /lib/libm.so.4
to /lib/libm.so.5 in order to get vmware-toolbox to work. I've followed a
couple of posts in other forums (or fora, if you prefer :-) ) that suggest
using the e1000 NIC driver (e.g. communities.vmware.com/message/352504), but
it fails. This is the last piece I need to make work. Suggestions?
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