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Offline andyj

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Re: installing Tiny Core Linux 7.2 on Vmware ESXi virtual machine
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2016, 07:52:53 AM »
From the open-vm-tools app comments in open-vm-tools.tcz.info:

Comments:       Download and install in console before reboot; do not install while in X.
                Add to ~/.profile before startx to enable shared folders:
                        [ $(which vmware-checkvm) ] && [ vmware-checkvm ] && [ -d /mnt/hgfs ] && vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs
                Add to ~/.xsession after mouse-config to enable copy/paste, mouse grab/ungrab, and desktop resizing:
                        [ $(which vmware-checkvm) ] && [ vmware-checkvm ] && vmware-user &
                Move wbar to upper left vertical because wbar doesn't know when the desktop is resized.
                Aterm text does not render correctly, use lxterminal instead.
                Kernel modules removed, now all tools are userspace.
                Verify permissions for /dev/fuse are 1666.
                Loading the extension should create /mnt/hgfs. Verify that it happened and the permissions are 777.
                Files in shared folders will not be visible to anyone other than the user that
                        mounts them, including root. This is why if the shared folders are mounted
                        in a directory that is in a tree in /opt/.filetool.lst, backups will fail.
                Xorg and its dependencies are not needed for text only VM's.

Based on your posts, reading the instructions first might have saved a lot of pain. Also, I suspect that most of us are proficient at MS Windows too. I personally have been using MS OS's since 1986 (on a 4.77 MHz 8088 maxed out to 640 kB of RAM), so I'm familiar with their software. That's why we're using Linux  ;D
« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 07:57:49 AM by andyj »

Offline nmm4829

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Re: installing Tiny Core Linux 7.2 on Vmware ESXi virtual machine
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2016, 12:34:03 PM »
From the open-vm-tools app comments in open-vm-tools.tcz.info:

Comments:       Download and install in console before reboot; do not install while in X.
                Add to ~/.profile before startx to enable shared folders:
                        [ $(which vmware-checkvm) ] && [ vmware-checkvm ] && [ -d /mnt/hgfs ] && vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs
                Add to ~/.xsession after mouse-config to enable copy/paste, mouse grab/ungrab, and desktop resizing:
                        [ $(which vmware-checkvm) ] && [ vmware-checkvm ] && vmware-user &
                Move wbar to upper left vertical because wbar doesn't know when the desktop is resized.
                Aterm text does not render correctly, use lxterminal instead.
                Kernel modules removed, now all tools are userspace.
                Verify permissions for /dev/fuse are 1666.
                Loading the extension should create /mnt/hgfs. Verify that it happened and the permissions are 777.
                Files in shared folders will not be visible to anyone other than the user that
                        mounts them, including root. This is why if the shared folders are mounted
                        in a directory that is in a tree in /opt/.filetool.lst, backups will fail.
                Xorg and its dependencies are not needed for text only VM's.

Based on your posts, reading the instructions first might have saved a lot of pain. Also, I suspect that most of us are proficient at MS Windows too. I personally have been using MS OS's since 1986 (on a 4.77 MHz 8088 maxed out to 640 kB of RAM), so I'm familiar with their software. That's why we're using Linux  ;D
Thanks that was helpful but i still tell that without knowing some basics about Linux, we can't do simple stuff in this OS (but in windows we can).
if because of some bugs which exists in all operating systems, we give up an operating system completely, i think we are making big mistake.

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: installing Tiny Core Linux 7.2 on Vmware ESXi virtual machine
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2016, 02:03:15 PM »
...we give up an operating system completely, i think we are making big mistake.
I think it's incredibly difficult attempting to learn a new system in an unfamiliar virtual environment.   You'll find that TC is extremely flexible allowing you the ability to build as you need it.   TC is considerably easier to install and configure on real hardware than a virtual environment.

Offline andyj

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Re: installing Tiny Core Linux 7.2 on Vmware ESXi virtual machine
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2016, 02:22:18 PM »
So you were an instant expert in Windows? I doubt that. There are Linux distros for n00bs which need and/or prefer spoon-feeding. TC isn't for n00bs. I wouldn't recommend a sports car for someone just learning how to drive either. Try distrowatch to find something more your speed.

Offline Greg Erskine

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Re: installing Tiny Core Linux 7.2 on Vmware ESXi virtual machine
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2016, 02:33:37 PM »
i swear this would be my final question  ;)

Promise ?

Offline Misalf

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Re: installing Tiny Core Linux 7.2 on Vmware ESXi virtual machine
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2016, 03:40:08 PM »
On the other hand, nmm4829, you're still here, which can be a good thing for you because TC can suffice many needs. I've seen several users praising the quick and nice support they get here. Keep on going on with Tiny Core if you see the benefit. A chilled mood will help. Stress is counter productive, regardless of what OS you use. Learning means thriving. Enough hippie-talk, don't be a fool on purpose and you'll get help for free.
Download a copy and keep it handy: Core book ;)

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Re: installing Tiny Core Linux 7.2 on Vmware ESXi virtual machine
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2016, 10:24:36 PM »
i really praise the patience and support which Guys did for me here.
TinyCore is a very lightweight OS and that is great for my purposes for example to examin F.t & H.A & DRS functionality in VSphere environment.
i thanks all Guys here.
the cookbook introduced here perhaps is the first step to learn basics.
if i become less busy, surely i will start learning Linux basics, nice experience to learn new OS especially when the entire story is different with Microsoft. some kind of interesting