[CentOS-virt] help getting open-vm-tools installed
amyagi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 20:21:26 UTC 2008
On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:48 PM, Fletch Bowling <fletchb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Fletch Bowling <fletchb at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> Newbie to CentOS and attempting to run it under a windows xp host.
> >> I see there is a open version of vmware tools available but getting
> >> various dependency errors when attempting to install. the rpms.
> >> Will these tools install for ver CentOS 5 or are they for an earlier
> >> version?
> >> P.S. How closely does CentOS match Redhat binaries? VMware tools (from
> >> workstation 6) install just fine but could not be configured due to
> >> various errors.
> > Have you tried open-vm-tools from here?
> > http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-virt/2007-December/000158.html
> Yes those are the tools I tried to install. Do you need the new kernels
> as well?
> Thanks, Fletch
You can tell for which kernel the kmod rpm is built for by looking at
the name. For example,
is for kernel 2.6.18_53.1.13.el5.i686
Find the one that matches your running kernel (uname -rm).
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