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    Install of VMWare

    I'm trying to install VMWare with this guide:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=183209

    But I'm getting this (see the end):

    Creating a new installer database using the tar3 format.

    Installing the content of the package.

    In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
    [/usr/bin] /home/dennis/wmware

    The path "/home/dennis/wmware" does not exist currently. This program is going
    to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes] yes

    What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
    [/etc] /etc

    What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
    [/etc/init.d]

    In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
    [/home/dennis/sbin]

    The path "/home/dennis/sbin" does not exist currently. This program is going to
    create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    In which directory do you want to install the library files?
    [/home/dennis/lib/vmware]

    The path "/home/dennis/lib/vmware" does not exist currently. This program is
    going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]


    In which directory do you want to install the manual files?
    [/home/dennis/man]
    The path "/home/dennis/man" does not exist currently. This program is going to
    create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
    [/home/dennis/doc/vmware]

    The path "/home/dennis/doc/vmware" does not exist currently. This program is
    going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    Unable to get the access rights of source file "./vmware-vix/bin".

    Execution aborted.

    dennis@dennis-laptop:/tmp/vmware-server-distrib$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl
    A previous installation of VMware software has been detected.

    The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 3).

    Keeping the tar3 installer database format.

    Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Server.

    Stopping internet superserver: xinetd.
    Starting internet superserver: xinetd.
    Stopping VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor done

    The removal of VMware Server 1.0.1 build-29996 for Linux completed
    successfully. Thank you for having tried this software.

    Installing the content of the package.

    In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
    [/home/dennis/wmware]

    The path "/home/dennis/wmware" does not exist currently. This program is going
    to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
    [/etc]

    What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
    [/etc/init.d]

    In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
    [/home/dennis/sbin]

    The path "/home/dennis/sbin" does not exist currently. This program is going to
    create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    In which directory do you want to install the library files?
    [/home/dennis/lib/vmware]

    The path "/home/dennis/lib/vmware" does not exist currently. This program is
    going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    In which directory do you want to install the manual files?
    [/home/dennis/man]

    The path "/home/dennis/man" does not exist currently. This program is going to
    create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
    [/home/dennis/doc/vmware]

    The path "/home/dennis/doc/vmware" does not exist currently. This program is
    going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
    [yes]

    Unable to get the access rights of source file "./vmware-vix/bin".

    Execution aborted.

    dennis@dennis-laptop:/tmp/vmware-server-distrib$

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    Re: Install of VMWare

    On the above: Did you type sudo before the install script?

    Try this quide for vmplayer.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=84275

    After vmplayer is install download and install vmworkstation (to create your virtual machines) VM Workstaion has a 30 day free trial. VMPLAYER is FREE.

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    Re: Install of VMWare

    my solution for VMware-server-1.0.1-29996

    in directory ./vmware-vix create symbolic link to ../bin

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    Re: Install of VMWare

    mr. t.'s solution appears to have worked for me as well. Just create a symbolic soft link to ../bin in that ./vmware-vix directory and it no longer hits the error:

    Unable to get the access rights of source file "./vmware-vix/bin".

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    Re: Install of VMWare

    What is a "symbolic link" and how do you create one for this installation?
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    Re: Install of VMWare

    Moved to Virtualization.
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    Re: Install of VMWare

    Quote Originally Posted by chiques View Post
    What is a "symbolic link" and how do you create one for this installation?
    in Windows term=shortcut
    to make sym link, say in /usr/bin/ and pointing to /home/some-program/launcher and name the link myapp
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/bin/myapp /home/some-program/launcher

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