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vezuve


Joined: 24 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Mar 2008, 10:02    Post subject:  

Hello,
For each installation, I use a blank, so without prior installation.
I will make a new facility with the file "tar.gz" following your instructions.

Pour chaque installation, j'utilise un système vierge, donc sans installation antérieur.
Je vais faire une nouvelle installation avec le fichier "tar.gz" en suivant tes indications.

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vezuve


Joined: 24 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Mar 2008, 12:02    Post subject:  

Hello,
I board taken again my installation according to your explanation and my attempt or I mentioned you on the image joint, that the order was not valid. As you can note it, it to miss one “. /” that I had not known to interpret belonging to the order. Like script attached describes it that functioned, but I board of the doubts if what I made board is right and at the end I am blocked and I can to only put him.

J'ais repris mon installation selon tes explication et ma tentative ou je te mentionné sur l'image joint, que la commande n'était pas valable.
Comme tu peux le constater, il manquer un "./" que je n'avais pas su interpréter faisant partie de la commande.

Comme le décrit le script ci-joint ça a fonctionné, mais j'ais des doutes si ce que j'ais fait est juste et a la fin je suis bloqué et je ne sais que lui mettre.

# cd /rootimy-docunants
# Is -1
total 80616
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-12-13 12:06 clipart
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13234159 2008-03-18 18:28 Firefox-2.0,0.12-fr.pet -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 698175 2008-03-18 18:28 gslapt_p.ppy-0.3.18.pet
cirwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-12-13 12:06 top
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6141 2007-12-28 08:27 vainstall.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2344 2008-03-27 20:59 vainstall.tar.gz,bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 68494110 2008-03-18 21:04 VMwam-player-2.0.3-80004.i386. tar,gz
# tar xvf vminstall.tar.gz.bin
vroinstall.sh
#./vminstal1.sh VFiware-player-2.0.3-80004.1386.tar.gz

Compared to my pictures I had not put the front point
Par rapport à mon image je n'avais pas mis le point avant


Extracting Vriware-player-2.0.3-80004.1386.tar.gz...
Removing unneeded precompiled modules...
Creating rcX.d directories needed for installation...
8acking up vmware-install.pl and vmware-config.pl...
Patching files...
Starting installation program script...
Creating a ne w VFtaare Player installer database using the taro format. Installing VFiware Player.
In which directory do you want to install the binary files? [/usr/bin] <j'ais tapé "enter">
Use of uninitialized value in numeric It (<) at ./vmware-install.pl line 174. Use of uninitialized value in numeric It (<) at ./vmware-install.pl line 174. What is the directory that contains the finit directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)? [/etc] <j'ais tapé "enter">
Uhat is the directory that contains the finit scripts? [/etc/init.d] <j'ais tapé "enter">
In which directory do you want to install the daemon files? [/usr/sbin] <j'ais tapé "enter">
In which directory do you want to install the library files? [/usr/lib/vmware] <j'ais tapé "enter">
me path "/usr/lib/vmware" does not exist currently. This program is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want? [yes] <j'ais tapé "yes">

Use of uninitialized value in nuroeric lt (<) at ./vmware-install.pl line 174. Use of uninitialized value in numeric lt (<) at ./vmware-install.pl line 174. In which directory do you want to install the documentation files? [/usr/share/doc/vmware]
The path "/usr/share/doc/vmware" does not exist currently. This program is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want? [yes] <j'ais tapé "yes">
Use of uninitialized value in numeric lt (<) at ./vmware-install.pl line 174. Use of uninitialized value in numeric lt (<) at ./vroware-install.pl line 174. The installation of VNware Player 2.0.3 build-80004 for Linux completed successfully. You can decide to remove this software from gour system at any time by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware uninstall.pl".
Before running VNware Player for the first time, you need to configure it by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware confi8,pl". Do you want this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes] <j'ais tapé "yes">
Naking sure services for UNware Player are stopped.
Stopping VNware services:
Virtual machine monitor done
Configuring fallback G1X+ 2.4 libraries.
In which directory do you avant to install the theme icons? [/usr/share/icons] <j'ais tapé "enter">
What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a .desktop file extension. [/usr/share/appl icat ions]
<j'ais tapé "enter">
In which directory do you want to install the application 's icon? [/usr/share/pixmaps] <j'ais tapé "enter">
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VNware Player is suitable for your running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for gour system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] <j'ais tapé "yes">
Setup is unable to find the "make" program on your machine. Please make sure it is installed. Do you avant to specify the location of this program by hand? [yes] <j'ais tapé "yes">
What is the location of the "make" program on your machine? /usr/local/

I board makes a research with PFIND and here the result, but I do not know which to choose, because none resembles has my request and there is not a VMware repertory.
J'ais fait une recherche avec PFIND et voici le résultat, mais je ne sais le quel choisir, car aucun ne ressemble a ma demande et il n'y a pas un répertoire VMware.



With this can you say to me how proceed for the continuation.
Avec ceci pouvez vous me dire comment procédez pour la suite.


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jcoder24


Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 601
Location: Barbados

PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 11:21    Post subject:  

vezuve wrote:
Use of uninitialized value in numeric It (<) at ./vmware-install.pl line 174. Use of uninitialized value in numeric It (<) at ./vmware-install.pl line 174.

This indicates that you have booted puppy with "pfix=ram" which explains the following message
vezuve wrote:
Setup is unable to find the "make" program on your machine. Please make sure it is installed.


When you boot with pfix=ram none of the sfs modules are loaded. That means that neither the required development tools or kernel source would be available.

The simplest option would be to create a new save file after booting with pfix=ram, then reboot and rerun the installer.
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vezuve


Joined: 24 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 16:05    Post subject:  

Hello,

I do not believe to be in RAM, since I have a "FULL".
If I must put myself in RAM, I see nothing at the start that I propose.

Je ne crois pas être en RAM, puisque j'ais une installation "FULL".
Si je doit me mettre en RAM, je ne vois rien au démarrage qui me le propose.

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darkwolfalone

Joined: 10 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 21:26    Post subject: Same error, but I have a full install  

jcoder, thanks so much for this howto. I am already a recent fulltime Puppy Convert, and people like you are what make it viable alternative to other OSes for newbies like me.

Now that I am done sucking up, I received the same "make" error:

Quote:
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Player is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Setup is unable to find the "make" program on your machine. Please make sure
it is installed. Do you want to specify the location of this program by hand?
[yes]


However, I have a full HD install, as I think vezuve indicated. So in noob terms, what do I have to do to complete the install properly and load the VMware Player?

I realize I might be repeating vezuve's question, but I don't read babelfish translation very well and wanted to be sure Smile.
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jcoder24


Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 601
Location: Barbados

PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 22:13    Post subject:  

vezuve wrote:
Hello,
For each installation, I use a blank, so without prior installation.
I will make a new facility with the file "tar.gz" following your instructions.

Your statement above (and your previous post) gave me the impression that you were using pfix=ram.

The instructions for installing the required sfs files can be found in the first post. However, I'll repeat it here, SFS Expansion Packs. The info for full installs is at the bottom of the page.
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vezuve


Joined: 24 Jan 2008
Posts: 1289

PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr 2008, 04:30    Post subject:  

Hello,


I will try to translate and understand what is being said here.
Make a "FRUGAL" and with everything that was said a new installation of VMware-player.

Je vais essayer de traduire et comprendre ce qui est dit avec ce lien.
Faire une installation "FRUGAL" et avec tout ce qui a été dit faire une nouvelle installation de VMware-player.

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jcoder24


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Posts: 601
Location: Barbados

PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr 2008, 11:45    Post subject:  

I saying that you are missing the devx_301.sfs and kernel-src_301.sfs. These MUST be "installed".

For instructions on how to install them see the previous post. After you have installed them run vmware-config.pl.

A Frugal install is not necessary.
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Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
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Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr 2008, 13:44    Post subject:  

In my humble opinion, this forum is to announce howto's and solutions and not to go into deep problem analysis.
There are other forums for this.
Just my 2 cents.

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vezuve


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr 2008, 17:21    Post subject:  

Hello,
In view of the various problems that are not all related to my first steps, I must still perform tests by elements and then collect all of this to try a new facility.

Au vu des différents problème qui ne sont pas tous liés a mes premiers pas, je dois effectuer encore des tests par éléments et ensuite rassembler tout ceci pour essayer une nouvelle installations.

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vezuve


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Apr 2008, 16:53    Post subject:  

Hello,
For VMware-player 2.0.3 one should not use this procedure.
Afterwards many research of references of links and many on-line translation I finally think of having succeeded in making function VMPLAYER 2.0.3 with the Toutou linux 03.01.1. But I must now compile all my research and make a new new installation in order to check my procedure well and be able to provide you all the details of the installation from here a few days.

Hello,
Pour VMware-player 2.0.3 il ne faut pas utiliser cette procédure.
Après bien des recherches de renvois de lien et de nombreuse traduction on-line je pense enfin avoir réussis à faire fonctionner VMPLAYER 2.0.3 avec le Toutou linux 03.01.1.
Mais je dois maintenant compiler toute mes recherches et faire une nouvelle installation neuve afin de bien vérifier ma procédure et pouvoir vous fournir tous les détails de l'installation d'ici quelques jours.

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vezuve


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Apr 2008, 12:09    Post subject:  

Hello,

I create a new post, or you can find out how to install VMware Player 2.0.3 linux on everyone 03.01.1

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rrolsbe

Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 182

PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2008, 20:05    Post subject: VMPlayer VM RAM allocation problem
Subject description: Puppy is vmplayer host WinXP guest, Machine hangs if VM RAM>256M
 

Thanks for the great procedure! This is kind of a howto related question.

My laptop has 1.5GB of physical RAM:
Puppy is the host OS for VMPlayer:
WinXP is the guest OS:

The WinXP guest VM runs great inside VMPlayer hosted by Puppy 3.01; however, when I try to increase the VM memory to something larger than 256MB (IE 512MB or 1GB) the Puppy CPU utilization hits 100% and the machine basically hangs. Anyone else had a similar experience? Any ideas on what might be going on here. I would not think Puppy would normally use much more than 512MB.

Thanks Much In Advance for any Ideas
Regards
Ron
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DanYHKim


Joined: 14 Sep 2008
Posts: 103

PostPosted: Fri 19 Sep 2008, 19:25    Post subject: VMware Player 2 in Puppy 4 (Dingo) Host
Subject description: Narrative of the process to get this installed and working
 

[Acknowledgement]
***
I would first like to thank jcoder24 for the invaluable vminstall file. So many attempts at installing VMware Player 2 for Linux seem to stall at the final configuration, and jcoder24's contribution makes it all work right.
***
[End Acknowledgement]

[Description]
1. Host is Puppy Linux 4 (Dingo)
2. Platform is Dell Latitude C600 notebook, 256 Mb RAM, 2 Gb SD Flash card in a SD-IDE adapter for the hard drive
[End Description]

[Overview]
1. Installed Puppy Linux 4 (Dingo) from LiveCD to the 2Gb SD drive as IDE hard drive as Full Install.
2. Copy the Linux-2.6.21.7 source files from the archive:
linux-2.6.21.7-patched_loglevel_dpath_ksize_unionfs_squashfs3.3.tar.gz
3. Install the Puppy Development Pack (devx_400.sfs)
4. Install VMware Player 2 using vminstall.sh, as described in this thread
5. Run VMware Player, and load a DamnSmallLinux virtual machine.
[End Overview]

1. Full Installation to IDE drive was without incident. Create and format a bootable partition using GParted. Install with the Puppy Universal Installer. Use GRUB bootloader written to Master Boot Record.

2. Copying Linux source using command-line gave me confusion, so I finally just let XArchive open the archive for me. I created directory /usr/src, then had XArchive extract the archive to /usr/src, giving me /usr/src/linux-2.6.21.7/include as the location of the header files

3. Development pack installed without incident. Downloaded DEVX_400.sfs, and mounted by clicking once on the file. Opened a terminal window within that lcoation, then copied its files to the hard drive using the command

cp -a --remove-destination ./* /

This diverges from the command given in some examples, where the destination is designated by "/dev/hda2". Being ignorant, I used this designation without success, until I realized that I was trying to install the files to the location of my Linux installation, and I had no "hda2". Installation worked for me when the destination was designated "/".

Restart the computer at this point.

4. Downloaded and extracted "vminstall.tar.gz", and put "vminstall.sh" in the same folder as the VMware Player installation archive, as described in this thread.

Opened a terminal window, then navigated to the location of the files. Installed VMware Player from the archive file using command:
./vminstall.sh VMware-player-2.0.5-109488.i386.tar.gz

I waited a looooonnngg time for this to run, and I am not sure why. Suddenly, I was being prompted for directory paths, etc., which I responded by accepting all default values (mostly).

When asked for location of kernel headers, gave the location where I had them installed: /usr/src/linux-2.6.21.7/include

There were some alarming messages about not having defined variables, or some such, but I ignored them.

When asked if I wanted to create an archive (a .pet? what?), I declined.
Prompted to start VMware Player with command: /usr/bin/vmplayer

Got an application window and license agreement. After accepting the license agreement, I now have VMware Player. I was able to load and run DamnSmallLinux in a VM whose files were located on a USB Flash drive that I had mounted. Worked slowly to start, but not bad for this platform.

I can hardly wait to try it out on a faster PC with more resources. I may see if I can find a "fat-free" Puppy to use as the host. Thank you all for the information, without which this would have been futile. I learned a lot, and I am very grateful.
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Sep 2008, 22:53    Post subject:  

I can't run vmware-config.pl
It keeps getting me this weird error:

Making sure services for VMware Player are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor done
Unable to stop services for VMware Player

Execution aborted.

I installed vmware player 2.05 tar on a puppy dingo frugal.

What should I do?
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