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Moddle 11.0 setting up on a VM Ware ESX 4.0 need to install VM Ware tools

chuckthorne's picture

I choose to install the Moodle 11.0 instead of the legacy moodle vm to test the newest versions of the OS and the new version of Moodle.  I would like to install VM ware tools, but keep hitting road blocks.  Has anyone been successful with this or maybe could help.


Alon Swartz's picture

VMDK and OVF with vmware-tools pre-installed on their way...

We will be releasing VMDK and OVF versions of 11.0 in the next couple of days which includes pre-installed slimmed down vmware-tools, so if you want to wait that would be easiest.

OTOH, if you don't want to wait, I just synced our custom vmware-tools to the package archive, so you could install them like follows (using our packages will save you from compiling the kernel modules and lots of bloat):

apt-get update
apt-get install vmware-tools vmware-tools-kmod-2.6.32-26-generic

You will need to start the vmware-tools service, as well restart networking so the vmxnet module will be used. If in doubt, reboot.

Landis Arnold's picture

On Magento 11.1 Fresh . VMWARE can't opn casper- functio

I am getting these errors through the install:

Cant open /scripts/Casper-Functions

I saw this just now at install with "system updates".  Anything to look at?

Installed to VMWARE via ISO.

thank you for any thoughts here.

Jeremy Davis's picture

I don't think it's anything to worry about

In my experience Linux is pretty verbose in what it complains about, and for a VM I would not think that anything to do with Casper would be a problem. Casper is what sets up the live environment (when running from a live CD as opposed to when it's installed). So unless you are seeing any other issues you should be all good.

Charles's picture


That worked great.  Thanks so much.



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