Installing Tools in Ubuntu 10.4 Guest

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by JayR, May 3, 2010.

  1. JayR

    JayR

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    Could someone, maybe from Parallels Tech Support, contribute a detailed how-to for installing Parallels Tools on a Mac OSX host with a Ubuntu 10.4 guest OS? The pop-up is sketchy, and as I newbie, I lack an overview of how to move around in Ubuntu... Thanks.
     
  2. Don Stankalis

    Don Stankalis

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    Installing Parallels Tools in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

    Here's how I installed Parallels Tools in 10.04. It took me several hours to figure it out:
    1) Install Parallels Tools from the Virtual Machine Menu
    when the Parallels Tools "CD" is mounted on the Ubuntu Desktop
    2) Open Terminal from Applications Menu
    3) Type cd ..
    4) Type cd ..
    5) Type cd media
    6) Type cd "Parallels Tools" (The quotes have added)
    7) Type sudo ./install
    8) Enter your password

    Then the Parallels Tools program will run. If you have any questions, please send me an E-Mail. I made a scereenshot of the terminal steps if you are still confused. Hope that helps


    Thank You,

    Don
     
  3. JayR

    JayR

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    Worked like a charm. Thank you!
     
  4. Oliver Noll

    Oliver Noll

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    Hello. I have the same problem. I want to install the Parallels Tools on Kubuntu 7.04 running in Parallels 5.

    When I type
    it says
    .

    I type
    and try it again. Then it says the same.

    When I type
    it says

    Can anyone help me?
     
  5. Oliver Noll

    Oliver Noll

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    Hello. I have the same problem. I want to install the Parallels Tools on Kubuntu 7.04 running in Parallels 5.

    When I type
    it says
    .

    I type
    and try it again. Then it says the same.

    When I type
    it says
     
  6. Oliver Noll

    Oliver Noll

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    I tried to install Parallels Tools in Kubuntu 10.4 Guest. But the installation failed.
    I attached the log file from var/log as pdf.

    What is wrong?
     

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  7. merrilea

    merrilea Bit Poster

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    Help! Installing Tools in Ubuntu 10.4 Guest

    I keep getting this ~ Error: you do not have permissions to run this script. Please press Enter to exit from Parallels installer.

    I have tried installing the tools over and over using su, sudo, 'sudo apt-get install {the_name_of_the_pack}'.,

    (cd /media/cdrom/, ./install, etc, etc, etc.
     
  8. RaymondJ

    RaymondJ

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    I have the same problem but this fix did not work. I get this file does not exist when i tkype in cd media
     
  9. merrilea

    merrilea Bit Poster

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    I followed this right down to the .. after cd and it actually worked.

    1) Install Parallels Tools from the Virtual Machine Menu
    when the Parallels Tools "CD" is mounted on the Ubuntu Desktop
    2) Open Terminal from Applications Menu
    3) Type cd ..
    4) Type cd ..
    5) Type cd media
    6) Type cd "Parallels Tools" (The quotes have added)
    7) Type sudo ./install
    8) Enter your password

    Then the Parallels Tools program popped up and I installed them.

    Prior to this it would not even take a password.
     
  10. RaymondJ

    RaymondJ

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    This fix to install tools on ubuntu 10.4 does not work for me

    I have tried this fix and get to cd "Parallels Tools" and it will not take the command unless I get rid of the space between cd and "Parallels Tools". When I get to sudo ./install I am informed that this command does not exist. If anyone has any ideas on this I would appreciate a reply. This is very frustrating.
     
  11. merrilea

    merrilea Bit Poster

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    I feel your pain, I tried everything I found on the internet and nothing worked.
    When I tried:
    1) Install Parallels Tools from the Virtual Machine Menu
    when the Parallels Tools "CD" is mounted on the Ubuntu Desktop
    2) Open Terminal from Applications Menu
    3) Type cd ..
    4) Type cd ..
    5) Type cd media
    6) Type cd "Parallels Tools" (The quotes have added)
    7) Type sudo ./install
    8) Enter your password

    Then the Parallels Tools program popped up and I installed them. I do not know why, it just worked.

    Try su. /install and I am not sure if I used spaces or not. I did type cd.. I think
     
  12. Glenn Butler

    Glenn Butler

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    I got parallels tools to install, but it doesn't work

    Folks,

    I followed the instructions, and think some of the CD (change directory) commands were wrong for me. But I found the installation program and ran it using Sudo OK and rebooted the VM.'

    However, the resolution is still wrong, and the mouse transitioning between the Mac and the VM doesn't work. In other words, it doesn't seem like the tools are working.

    Does anyone have a suggestion. Is 10.4 even supported by Parallels? My VM is mostly unusable now.

    Thanks
     
  13. merrilea

    merrilea Bit Poster

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    Glenn, From what I know , sounds like the tools did not install.
    Maybe Don Stankalis can jump in here, he said he has screen shots of what he did. (Can't find his email address)

    I was so frustrated when I finally found Don's post, I just typed and kept hitting enter and the tools install popped-up...

    My 10.04 update from 9.10 seems to be working fine under Parallels 5.

    Any Parallels Tech people lurking out there, please help out here.

    One thing that i got off of ubuntu on facebook was to change from su to sudo
    and then this site:
    1) Install Parallels Tools from the Virtual Machine Menu
    when the Parallels Tools "CD" is mounted on the Ubuntu Desktop
    2) Open Terminal from Applications Menu
    3) Type cd ..
    4) Type cd ..
    5) Type cd media
    6) Type cd "Parallels Tools" (The quotes have added)
    7) Type sudo ./install
    8) Enter your password

    There are conflicting instructions how to install tools...
     
  14. Glenn Butler

    Glenn Butler

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    Folks,

    I was able to get everything working properly. Re-installing parallels tools did not work until I ran the program and uninstalled it and then re-installed it -- then it worked perfect (mouse transitions between VM/Mac, resizing screen, etc).

    I also followed the instructions to fix the visual enhancements and was able to turn them on and that worked too. So now I have everything working perfectly and the new Ubuntu is much better in several areas. Visually it is much better, and watching youtube in the VM works perfectly, whereas with the old Ubuntu the video and audio was always messed up.

    Anyone upgrading should be very happy once they get this all working.

    Good luck to you all.

    Regards,

    Glenn
     
  15. Don Stankalis

    Don Stankalis

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    Installing Paralles Tools under Ubuntu 10.04

    Hello Folks!
    Sorry for not getting back. Here's what I did:
    1) In Parallels/Virtual Machine menu I installed Parallels Tools, the Parallels Toold CD Image mounted automatically on the Ubuntu Desktop
    2) I opened Terminal in the Applications/Accessories menu
    Here is the path that I followed:
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    If you have any questions, please let me know. Hope that helps!

    Don
     
  16. AdminA

    AdminA

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    Uninstalling and Reinstalling works

    Uninstalling and reinstalling worked for me when upgrading would not. Thanks for the suggestion, Glenn.
     
  17. KitM

    KitM

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    Same problem

    i've spent the best part of a day trying to get this to work

    couldn't get parallels tools to install using your method but finally got it to work using this

    sudo /media/cdrom1/install

    however when i install it i get this message

    an error occurred when installing parallels tools. please go to /var/log/parallels-tools-install.log for more information.

    i've tried upgrading it, uninstalling it and then reinstalling it, and neither have worked!
     
  18. joevt

    joevt Kilo Poster

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    Go to /var/log/ and open parallels-tools-install.log in a text editor and look at the stuff near the bottom. It should give an indication of what caused the error.
     
  19. KitM

    KitM

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    log

    this is what it says at the bottom of the log.
    i think the problem seems to be the bit that says

    System X modules are placed in /usr/lib64/xorg/modules
    Error: there is no X modules for this version of X server
    Error: failed to install user space applications and drivers

    but i've included more in case i'm wrong

    cheers for any help


    WARNING: modpost: missing MODULE_LICENSE() in /usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs/SharedFolders/Guest/Linux/prl_fs/prl_fs.o
    see include/linux/module.h for more information
    CC /usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs/SharedFolders/Guest/Linux/prl_fs/prl_fs.mod.o
    LD [M] /usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs/SharedFolders/Guest/Linux/prl_fs/prl_fs.ko
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-24-generic'
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs/SharedFolders/Guest/Linux/prl_fs'
    cd prl_fs_freeze/Snapshot/Guest/Linux/prl_freeze && make
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs_freeze/Snapshot/Guest/Linux/prl_freeze'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-24-generic/build M=/usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs_freeze/Snapshot/Guest/Linux/prl_freeze modules
    make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-24-generic'
    CC [M] /usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs_freeze/Snapshot/Guest/Linux/prl_freeze/prl_fs_freeze.o
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST 1 modules
    CC /usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs_freeze/Snapshot/Guest/Linux/prl_freeze/prl_fs_freeze.mod.o
    LD [M] /usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs_freeze/Snapshot/Guest/Linux/prl_freeze/prl_fs_freeze.ko
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-24-generic'
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods/prl_fs_freeze/Snapshot/Guest/Linux/prl_freeze'
    make: Leaving directory `/usr/lib/parallels-tools/kmods'
    Start installation of prl_tg kernel module
    Start installation of prl_fs kernel module
    Start installation of prl_fs_freeze kernel module
    DKMS modules were added successfully
    DKMS modules were built successfully
    Installation of kernel modules was finished successfully
    /etc/modprobe.conf is missing
    Start installation of user space modules
    X server: xorg, v1.7.6
    Install X modules from directory: .1.7
    System X modules are placed in /usr/lib64/xorg/modules
    Error: there is no X modules for this version of X server
    Error: failed to install user space applications and drivers
    2010-08-13T17:57:10+0100: execCmd: ./install --install [165]
    2010-08-13T17:57:10+0100: Error: An error occurred when installing Parallels Tools. Please go to /var/log/parallels-tools-install.log for more information.
     
  20. ArvedS

    ArvedS

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    I get the same error as KitM. I'm using Parallels 5.0.9220 and Kubuntu 10.04.
     

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