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    Vmware and permission denied! Please help!


    Ok well today I installed vmware 4.5 for Linux for I can get my Mac OS X to run. Well I installed Vmware perfect. Its just when I go to do its config file like it says to do I get permission denied and same when I go to run Vmware its self. Here is what I get:

    Code:
    adam@ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin> su
    Password:
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin # perl vmware-config.pl
    Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.
    
    sh: /etc/init.d/vmware: Permission denied
    Unable to stop services for VMware Workstation
    
    Execution aborted.
    
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin # vmware
    bash: /usr/bin/vmware: Permission denied
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin #
    How can I get it to work? Please help!

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    Re: Vmware and permission denied! Please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by duffman108
    Ok well today I installed vmware 4.5 for Linux for I can get my Mac OS X to run. Well I installed Vmware perfect. Its just when I go to do its config file like it says to do I get permission denied and same when I go to run Vmware its self. Here is what I get:

    Code:
    adam@ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin> su
    Password:
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin # perl vmware-config.pl
    Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.
    
    sh: /etc/init.d/vmware: Permission denied
    Unable to stop services for VMware Workstation
    
    Execution aborted.
    
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin # vmware
    bash: /usr/bin/vmware: Permission denied
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin #
    How can I get it to work? Please help!
    try this
    Code:
    su -c "vmware-config.pl"
    when it ask for password type the root users password

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffman108 View Post
    Ok well today I installed vmware 4.5 for Linux for I can get my Mac OS X to run. Well I installed Vmware perfect. Its just when I go to do its config file like it says to do I get permission denied and same when I go to run Vmware its self. Here is what I get:

    Code:
    adam@ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin> su
    Password:
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin # perl vmware-config.pl
    Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.
    
    sh: /etc/init.d/vmware: Permission denied
    Unable to stop services for VMware Workstation
    
    Execution aborted.
    
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin # vmware
    bash: /usr/bin/vmware: Permission denied
    ip68-228-229-136:/usr/bin #
    How can I get it to work? Please help!
    duffman108:

    as root (su or sudo in a bash shell):
    chmod +x /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware
    perl /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl

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    Jason Bullock
    PCLinuxOS 2007 (2GB RAM, 3GHz P3 Proc, 160GB,80GB,40GB HDD's)

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