Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Installing VMware tools in Linux

So installing VMWare tools in Windows it's pretty easy with a wizard, but on Linux, if you're a first-timer, you'll have some issues. Here are the steps (they're pretty simple).

Select Install VMware tools in Console.

And now run the following commands
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp/
cd /tmp/
tar xvfz VMwareTools-*.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

From here on, just follow the wizard and you're all set. Basically, these commands do the following: create folder where to mount the CD, mount the actual CD, copy the zipped file with the installer to the temp folder, unzip the file, and run the installer.

Let me know if you have any doubts!

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