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Wanted - VM Tools install for build 3.6.0

 
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lozbigrave



Joined: 19 Dec 2016
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:44 pm    Post subject: Wanted - VM Tools install for build 3.6.0 Reply with quote

Hi guys. Has anyone any instructions for installing VMware Tools on the 3.6.0 Zeroshell?

I have installed Zeroshell to disk in an ESXi environment and would like to get VMtools running. I canít even get the VMtools installer to mount (canít see the ISO/file system to mount within Zeroshell command line). I have tried copying open-vm-tools to disk - into the /Database folder, but then I canít compile it as no compilers installed.

Fulvio, any chance of getting a build with open-vm-tools built in?
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lozbigrave



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: I got this working in the end. Reply with quote

I will try to publish the how-to in the new year if anyone is interested.
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dhiva



Joined: 27 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We like to have this feature as well ! Appreciate anyone document the process on how to do it
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gordonf



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: This is what I get for being away too long Reply with quote

Here's a template for ZS 3.7.1:

https://www.antiwindowscatalog.com/downloads/zs_ova_371.zip

Installing VMware Tools on what's normally a read-only file system isn't a trivial thing. Mind you, a lot has changed since the 1.6 beta days and maybe an installed version has a read/write file system.

I'd like to see open-vmtools available as a downloadable module myself. Since 3.6.0 it appears a development kit is available as a module, so maybe someone can put in open-vmtools and no one would have to use a version with proprietary code anymore.
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