Installing VMware-Tools on uBuntu Server

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VMware-Tools & uBuntu 9.04

Make sure you have proper compilers install on the Guest OS

1. $ sudo apt-get install build-essential
2. $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-server

Once these are installed, you can have your VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, vSphere start the VMware-Tools.

mount the cdrom to its mountpoint

3. $ sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0

Copy the VMwareTools-x.x.x-x.tar.gz to /tmp/

4 $ cp /media/cdrom0/VMwareTools-x.x.x-x.tar.gz /tmp/

at this point, you can  unmount the cdrom by

5. $ sudo umount /media/cdrom0

change directory to /tmp ( $ cd /tmp )

6. $ tar -zxf VMwareTools-x.x.x-x.tar.gz
7. $ cd vmware-tools-distrib

8. $ sudo perl

Accept the default settings. If everything came clean, the VMware Host should see that VMware-tools is installed almost right away.

By: Ted Simbajon

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