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PostSubject: how to install vmware tools in linux   Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:40 pm

Good day

This article provides steps to install VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system


To install VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system using RPM:

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[*]Ensure that your Linux virtual machine is powered on.

[*]If you are running a GUI interface, open a command shell.

[*]Click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.

[*]To create a mount point, run:

mkdir /mnt/cdrom




[*]To mount the CDROM, run:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom




[*]To install VMware Tools using RPM, run:

rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-version.rpm


Where <version> is the version of VMware Tools you want to install

To check the existing version of VMware Tools, u
se the "cd" command to go to /mnt/cdrom/ directory and list the contents of the directory with the command # ls.

Note:You can only perform the install as a root user or by using the sudo command.



[*]To configure VMware Tools for your running kernel, run:

/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl



[*]To unmount the CDROM, run:

umount /mnt/cdrom




[*]To end the VMware Tools install, click VM in the virtual machine menu, then clickGuest > End VMware Tools Install

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