[Grml] VMware tools on grml guest OS

Lars Schimmer l.schimmer at cgv.tugraz.at
Wed Aug 22 15:06:04 CEST 2007

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Michael Prokop wrote:
> * Lars Schimmer <l.schimmer at cgv.tugraz.at> [20070821 09:41]:
>> I setup a grml 1.0 VMware server host system and a few grml 1.0 vmware
>> guest systems til yet.
>> But the time on the guest systems runs absolutely wrong,
> Make sure you have read
> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=1420

Ok, read, applied, and the noapic,... seems to be effectiv for the
clock, no more diff of 2 hours in 3 hours uptime ;-)

>> so I try to
>> install the vmware-tools packages on the guests.
>> I grabbed VMware workstation and grabbed VMwareTools-6.0.0-45731.tar.gz
>> out of them.
>> Now I try to install these tools on the guests systems with 2.6.20, but
>> every kernel module fails to built.
>> The any-any patch is just for the host, not for the guests.
>> Anyone managed to built the vmware-tools kernel modules on grml 1.0 guests?
> Did not try yet on my own - but did you take a look at the patches
> from http://tuxx-home.at/archives/2007/06/29/T12_33_53/ and/or
> http://www.astroarch.com/virtual/patches.html ?

The astroreach patches couldn't be attached to the downloaded vmware-tools.
The others are in queue.

> regards,
> -mika-

Lars Schimmer
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