Basic knowledge on Linux

Asked by James Yang on 2005-10-27

Hello, I just start Ubuntu 5.10 in VMware which requires to install VMware tools from the command line with the Tar Installer. But how can I go to the command line? - Currently I am on the desktop.

P.S.: This is the 1st time I run Linux OS.:)

Thanks,
J.Y.

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2005-10-27
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2006-10-03
Dennis Laumen (dennislaumen) said : #1

Hi James,

Just click on the Applications menu at the top of your screen (left side), then go to Accessoires and then click on Terminal.

Dennis Laumen

Pradeesh (prasys) said : #2

then you can use tar -xzf <pathname> to untar it and then run one of the scripts. i think its optional to install VMWare tools. I suggest you to put the tar file in your home folder as its easier to untar

Atesz (attilaszalai) said : #3

Hi!

I want to extract a tar file! The error message is the next:
type of archive doesn't supported

Aldous PeƱaranda (dous) said : #4

If your question has been answered, please consider closing this ticket.

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