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    I have come to realize...that I really suck at Linux. Kinda knew that before but every single time i mess with it I just reafirm that fact with myself...

    I am trying to make it so I can leave windows, I really am. There are some programs though, such as VS 2008, Office, my Zune software, etc that I want to keep.

    These were made for windows, I understand that. I also understand that wine and codeweavers give the ability to run some of the stuff straight through Linux. Thats great!

    Problem is not all the stuff I need(VS, access 2007, Zune).

    It "seems" like running them through the virtual program may fix that but I won't know untill I try...and here is the hang up.

    I can't get the thing to install.

    I tried with single click in my KDE on the rpm file and it crashed first, I tried again and it crashed again saying it was already installed.

    I did not believe it so I found some stuff on the net for uninstalling rpm just in case and when I ran it it said the rpm was not installed, just as I thought.

    So I go about doing what several guides tell me to do through terminal and everyhting works fine untill I need to tell it what to install.

    I tell it that it is sitting on my desktop anf the file name is such and such.

    Last thing I tried was:

    root@linux-whxk:~> cd Desktop
    root@linux-whxk:~/Desktop> rpm -ivh VMware-workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm
    error: open of VMware-workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory


    The thing IS on my desktop, so not real sure where to go from here to tell it hey, your looking at the thing now install it.



    Any ideas for someone who really wants to give Linux a fair shake but really is lost as hell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishdragon
    I have come to realize...that I really suck at Linux. Kinda knew that
    before but every single time i mess with it I just reafirm that fact
    with myself...

    I am trying to make it so I can leave windows, I really am. There are
    some programs though, such as VS 2008, Office, my Zune software, etc
    that I want to keep.

    These were made for windows, I understand that. I also understand that
    wine and codeweavers give the ability to run some of the stuff straight
    through Linux. Thats great!

    Problem is not all the stuff I need(VS, access 2007, Zune).

    It "seems" like running them through the virtual program may fix that
    but I won't know untill I try...and here is the hang up.

    I can't get the thing to install.

    I tried with single click in my KDE on the rpm file and it crashed
    first, I tried again and it crashed again saying it was already
    installed.

    I did not believe it so I found some stuff on the net for uninstalling
    rpm just in case and when I ran it it said the rpm was not installed,
    just as I thought.

    So I go about doing what several guides tell me to do through terminal
    and everyhting works fine untill I need to tell it what to install.

    I tell it that it is sitting on my desktop anf the file name is such
    and such.

    Last thing I tried was:

    rick@linux-whxk:~> cd Desktop
    rick@linux-whxk:~/Desktop> rpm -ivh
    VMware-workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm
    error: open of VMware-workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm failed: No such
    file or directory


    The thing IS on my desktop, so not real sure where to go from here to
    tell it hey, your looking at the thing now install it.



    Any ideas for someone who really wants to give Linux a fair shake but
    really is lost as hell?
    Hi
    What happens if your right-click on it and install? I would move it to
    your home folder then use the sudo command to install;
    Code:
    sudo rpm -Uhv ~/VMware*
    Note at the * press the tab key to auto complete or don't hit the tab
    and use the * which is the wildcard character.

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    On right click, install I get:

    http://buenavistatruevalue.com/images/error.png

    Went ahead and moved to home.

    On the console code I get:

    http://buenavistatruevalue.com/images/already.png

    So both of those say it IS installed...so if that is true, which I still doubt they are install correctly as it was a big file that did it's thing in seconds...then how do I make it work?

    Thank you for the input, much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishdragon
    On right click, install I get:

    http://buenavistatruevalue.com/images/error.png

    On the console code I get:

    http://buenavistatruevalue.com/images/already.png

    So both of those say it IS installed...so if that is true, which I
    still doubt they are install correctly as it was a big file that did
    it's thing in seconds...then how do I make it work?

    Thank you for the input, much appreciated
    Hi
    As root user you need to run;
    Code:
    vmware-config.pl
    Assuming that still exists, I'm still using workstation 5.5 here on
    my SLED 10 system

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    it told me command not found

    Maybe I should try and get a hold of an older version of the vmware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishdragon
    it told me command not found

    Maybe I should try and get a hold of an older version of the vmware?
    Hi
    Have a look in YaST at the software mamangement section and then
    search on vmware and have a look at the file list tab to see what is
    installed and where.

    Else what about;
    Code:
    sudo /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
    If it still doesn't work, I would look are removing the rpm and try
    re-installing;

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    I will take a look at what you just posted.

    Here is some other stuff I found in the meantime.

    From this site: Setting up VMware Workstation - openSUSE

    I mad a couple changes because it is an rpm not bundle extension. This is the result. Shouldn't it beable to execute if chmod is enabling it?

    rick@linux-whxk:~> chmod +x VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm
    rick@linux-whxk:~> su
    Password:
    linux-whxk:/home/rick # ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm
    bash: ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm: cannot execute binary file

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishdragon
    I will take a look at what you just posted.

    Here is some other stuff I found in the meantime.

    From this site: 'Setting up VMware Workstation - openSUSE'
    (http://en.opensuse.org/Setting_up_VMware_Workstation)

    I mad a couple changes because it is an rpm not bundle extension. This
    is the result. Shouldn't it beable to execute if chmod is enabling it?

    rick@linux-whxk:~> chmod +x VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm
    rick@linux-whxk:~> su
    Password:
    linux-whxk:/home/rick # ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm
    bash: ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.rpm: cannot execute binary
    file

    Hi
    A rpm isn't an executable file it's a package so no chmoding is
    necessary just use the rpm command either via sudo or as root.

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    Thanks for all the advice.

    What i ended up doing was just redownload it but this time as a bundle rather than rpm, then I followed the instructions on that page I posted and presto!

    I am installing windows on the virtual as we speak, hopefully it will allow me to install and run any windows program through it.

    If so i will certainly think about buying it and making the switch to linux full time.

    Only thing that I still have reservations about is if i have to pluck out that kind of cash for a virtual pc then might as well either dual boot(did not want to due to space on the machine as well as having to monitor 2 systems) or just use windows and buy operating systems everytime they come out.

    But we shall see, thanks again for the help!

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    Default Re: VMWare

    I had a similar situation with VMware Player and 6.5 Workstation that I wrote about in Vmware player version 2.5 64 bit rpm

    For any one else seeing this, if you have d/l the rpm install it by open a console su to root (I avoid sudo) cd to the place you d/l it to. (I always set up a /home/user/downloads file to keep these things in). Install the rpm with
    rpm -Uhv Vmware(name of file).rpm command. If you upgrade your kernel you will simply have the VMware program reconfigure itself next time you click on the program to start. You can install the Tools in YaST by searching for vmware tools (if using a VM of SUSE).

    Hope that helps.

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