Ubuntu 7.04 tools wont open/install

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by mattngc, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. mattngc

    mattngc

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    Hi,
    I've read a number of threads about installing the parallels tools under linux (Im new to the OS) but I cant find anything on the following errors.

    When I click "actions - install tools" the Image loads on the desktop. The first time I tried this I just clicked the "parallels tools.run" icon but a window opens saying "could not open file /media/cdrom0/parallels-tools.run. gedit has not been able to detect the character coding.

    The character coding box is set to Current Locale (UTF-8)

    I've tried using the terminal commands others have mentioned in other threads but I cant get them to work. Using the sudo sh parallels-tools.run command I get "sh: can't open parallels-tools.run."

    I'm not sure if i've mounted the image correctly but it shows on the desktop.

    Any help or ideas would be great.
     
  2. John the Geek

    John the Geek

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    Did you read the manual (PDF) and follow the instructions?

    It didn't work for me at first, but then I read the instructions and it worked great in Ubuntu 7.04.

    =)
     
  3. mattngc

    mattngc

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    Instructions

    Yeah i read the guide on page 90.

    I'm fairly sure the CD is mounted. When I type the command "mount CDROM" it says it is already mounted on media/cdrom

    but when I them go to the next stage and type "sudo sh parallels-tools.run" the terminal asks for the password but then says "sh: can not open parallels-tools.run"
     
  4. Frank STENGEL

    Frank STENGEL

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    did you change directory to the cdrom? That is used something like:

    cd /media/cdrom/

    After having mounted the cdrom and before doing

    sudo sh parallels-tools.run
     
  5. mattngc

    mattngc

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    Cool

    Thanks alot for the help everyone, it turns out I wasn't changing the directory in terminal, just didn't know how to do it.

    Thanks it works great now.
     
  6. Whoopage

    Whoopage

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    Sorry to dig up an old thread - but I am having simaliar issues.

    I get so far as to run parallels-tools.run in terminal, and I see the following:

    You are about to start installing Parallel Tools. Save your data and close all applications to prevent data loss during possible X-Server restart.
    Continue ? [Yes / No]

    And no matter what I type here (yes, no, even exit) the above prompt just repeats indefinitely. Any ideas?
     
  7. mattngc

    mattngc

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    you need to make sure you are typing Yes. it wont work with yes, Y, YES etc...
     
  8. pkasin

    pkasin Bit Poster

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    If what I am reading is correct, I need the actual Installation CD in order to install Parallels Tools? Can you install Parallels Tools with the DMG file that is downloaded?

    If not, I'm at a loss on how to do it. I have tried to install it, but what CD do I mount if I don't have a CD??? (Yeah, a newbie to Linux). How do I setup a two-part Linux Appliance?
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2007
  9. strongesthylian

    strongesthylian

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    I'm new as well, but here's what you do:
    1) In the Parallels Desktop menu, go to Actions, then Install Parallels tools.
    2) After that, it gives you very vague instructions on what to do. Click OK.
    3) A CD should automatically mount inside your virtual machine.
    4) Open Terminal inside the Virtual Machine
    5) type "cd /media/cdrom"
    If that doesn't work, try "cd /media/cdrom0"
    6) Now that you're inside the cdrom, which contains the parallels tools installation,
    Type "sudo sh parallels-tools.run"
    7) It should prompt you for your password
    8) Follow instructions.

    Hope this is somewhat helpful.
     
  10. pkasin

    pkasin Bit Poster

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    thank you very much... I will try it.
     
  11. pkasin

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    Did you have a Parallels CD Rom or did you have the downloaded version of Parallels?
     
  12. pkasin

    pkasin Bit Poster

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    Thank you -- It worked! I couldn't have done it without your help!
     
  13. MacAttac

    MacAttac

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    Puzzled

    I seem to be having the same problem. I open the guest linuxOS (openSuse), run the parallels tools action in MacOSX, open the terminal, change the device to the cd with "cd /media/cdrom or cdrom0", linux says there's no such thing in the etc/fstab or etc/mtab.
     

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