Introduction

Installing Vmware tools on a linux box is a straightforward affair from the terminal.

Installation Procedure

The first step is obviously mount the ISO to install VMware tools. Just a right click on the guest and then guest, install/upgrade VMware tools.

Now the commands needed on the Ubuntu box are as follows. Note all need to be run as root or sudo.

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom or /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom
tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz -C /tmp/
cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
./vmware-install.pl -d
reboot

Bosh. Job done.

Install VMware Tools Ubuntu
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