[RndTbl] Vmware and Ubuntu 8.04 (vmware tools install)

Montana Quiring montanaq at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 12:00:52 CDT 2009

ahhhh.. and then add the CD into the repository list.
I hadn't thought of that and never saw that in my extensive googling.

Thanks Gilles, I'll give it a shot.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Gilles Detillieux
<grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca> wrote:
> On 19/04/2009 11:29 PM, Montana Quiring wrote:
>> I'm using the latest Vmware Fusion on a Mac.
>> In a VM image I've installed Ubuntu 8.4 Remix (it's the one that Dell
>> tweaked for the Dell Mini's)
>> The next step was to install the vmware tools since I had no networking...
>> When I run:
>> sudo ./vmware-install.pl
>> ...the install ticks along OK until I get to this point:
>> <SNIP>
>> None of the pre-built vmmemctl modules for VMware Tools is suitable for
>> your
>> running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmemctl
>> module
>> for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?
>> [yes]
> ...
>> NOTE: I had to copy across (on a USB flash drive) and install the
>> header files as they weren't already there (from what I could find)
>> I've started the process of preparing to recompile the kernel, but got
>> stuck in deb package hell trying to satisfy the dependancies of
>> build-essential
>> Can anyone offer any advice about how to get networking working, as
>> that would make getting everything else working easier.
> Well, I've neither tried Ubuntu under VMware, nor had to build network
> drivers, but when I've needed to build other kernel modules under Ubuntu,
> I've used apt-get to install what I've needed.  It should look after all the
> dependencies for you and get you out of deb package hell.
> And right now, you're probably thinking "well, duh, how can I use apt-get if
> I don't have a network driver?"  A quick Google search shows that others
> have been in the same boat (not too surprising), and the advice is usually
> to get apt-get or aptitude to install from an Ubuntu CD.  So, burn yourself
> an Ubuntu CD if you don't have one already (you may need the full Ubuntu CD,
> as the remix may not have all the packages you need), and read a couple of
> these:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/35810
> http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubuntu-help/138207-build-essential-package-how-do-i-get-without-internet.html
> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-36365.html
> Hope this helps.
> --
> Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
> Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
> Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)

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