Installing VMware Tools using Ubuntu

Setup

  • Type the following:

apt-get update

sudo apt-get install build-essential

sudo apt-get install linux-headers- `uname -r`

Installing VMware Tools

  • Click “VM” on the main menu of VMware Server console and select install VMware Tools when the menu drops down. This will provide the files for the install on a virtual media drive

cd /media/cdrom

sudo cp VmwareTools-5.5.1-19175.tar.gz /tmp

cd /tmp

sudo tar zxpf VMwareTools-5.5.1-19175.tar.gz

cd vmware-tools-distrib

sudo ./vmware-install.pl

  1. Answer all the questions by hitting enter to accept defaults, choose the screen resolution when asked.

  2. When complete reboot your machine.

  3. Commands

    To open VMware Tools GUI

    /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox

    To configure and run VMware Tools

    vmware-config-tools.pl


     

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