VMware - VMware Player - on OpenSuse 10.1
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- Get the VMware(player) rpm package (e.g. VMware-player-1.0.1-19317.i386.rpm) from VMware
- Installation of Open SuSE 10.1
- Kernel 2.6.16-4-default
- Actual version of vmware-any-any-update. Search Google.
If you installed vmware(player) before, be shure to delete all files in /tmp:
rm -rf /tmp/vmware-*
Get kernel source
Get the kernel-source, gcc, g++ and make and check if everything installed fine:
rpm -qa kernel* gcc* make
According to <ref>to install VMware 5.0 workstation on SUSE Linux 10.0</ref> do the following: Go into the kernel source directory and make a configfile.
cd /usr/src/linux make cloneconfig make prepare make prepare_all make modules_prepare (THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR 10.1 !!)
This is necessary because otherwise vmware will NOT compile and leave you with an error message about the wrong kernel directory /usr/src/linux/includ.
1. Install vmware(player) rpm package. 2. Start Installation which and abort with STRG+C when asked for the kernel source directory. 3. Untar vmware-any-any-update and change to the directory and run
cd vmware-any-any-updateXXX/ perl runme.pl
No vmware(player) should compile without problems.
You have to open the firewall for the samba server before you can access it from inside of the virtual machine.
Linux host: smb.conf
To use samba networking within your virtual machine, you have to configure the samba server via yast or edit the configuration file by yourself.
Use the following settings in the global part of /etc/samba/smb.conf:
[global] server string = yourServerName wins support = no workgroup = yourWindowsSambaWorkgroup guest account = nobody encrypt passwords = yes map to guest = Bad User socket options = TCP_NODELAY security = user guest account = nobody ; ; Speed up the samba sever ; local master = yes preferred master = yes dns proxy = no
For a directory to share with your linux host add the following lines to your /etc/samba/smb.conf. It assumes, that you have static IP addresses in your network
[aDirectory] ; Deny all hosts in subnet 192.168.0.1-254 (netmask 255.255.255.0) hosts deny = 192.168.0.0/24 ; Allow specific hosts hosts allow = IP_OF_A_HOST_TO_ALLOW ANOTER_IP path = /home/username/aDirectory ; If no, you will see NOTHING in your windows client available = yes browseable = yes public = no writable = yes username = solo
Should work out of the box.
VMware Tools in a SuSE Guest
VMware tools is accessible via the Menu VM->VMware Tools Install. An isofile is mounted and accessible via the /media/... directory. Install ether the tar.gz sources or the rpm package.
from your favorite mirror (use Google to find it), unpack it an run
Then you can run the configuration in a shell with
which is exactly the same - including the prerequisites, like the vmware install.
Mount vmware images
VMware images (vmdk) can be mounted with the tool "vmware-mount.pl".
Usage: /usr/bin/" -p : Print the partition table disk : Name of the Virtual Hard Disk file or disk : Name of the Virtual Hard Disk file partition : Number of the partition [-t type] : Partition type [-o options]: Partition mount options(s) mount-point : Directory where to mount the partition
E.g.: To get a forsight linux image updated I did
myPC:/local/VMs # vmware-mount.pl foresight-2.18.0/foresight-2.18.0-x86.vmdk 1 temp/
Then the console keeps open until you press "Ctrl+C" and you can use chroot or whatever to maintain the filesystem.