Install VMware Tools on ubuntu
How to do it
- Boot the Virtual Machine
- sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` (see note 1)
- Click VM->Install VMware Tools (in VMware Workstation)
- Open the CD in the Virtual Machine
- Open the VMwareTools-XXXX.tar.gz file and extract it to the desktop (being XXXX the version of VMware tools)
- Open the terminal (Applications->Acessories->Terminal)
- type: cd Desktop (note that the “D” in “Desktop” must be capitalized!)
- Write again in the terminal: cd vmware-tools-distrib
- Type: sudo ./vmware-install.pl
- enter your “root” password and press [ENTER]
- Wait a few seconds… and then the installation will begin
- The installer will now ask you some questions… just press [ENTER] and the default settings wil be used…
- The last question is about the screen resolution you would like, just hit [ENTER] again to select the default, or choose a number that corresponds to the resolution you want...
- The installer will end once you see something like:
--the VMware team"
16. Now just close the terminal, delete the folder “vmware-tools-distrib” in you desktop, and reboot your ubuntu virtual machine… After rebooting you will notice that the ubuntu will warn you that new restricted drivers are in use, just reboot again and it *will disappear...
17. Now you have VMware Tools on your ubuntu guest!
- NOTE 1: linux-headers-uname -r is not required on a default build as these headers already exist. They are listed here in case you have made kernel modifications.
- References: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools