Howto install VMware tools on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 Debian

Howto install VMware tools on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 Debian

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Step 1: Upgrade system and kernel

root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update
root@ubuntu:~# apt-get upgrade
root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install build-essential
root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

Step 1: On Vmware Console –> VM –> Install VMware Tools

Step 2: Use df -h to see the mount point VMware Tools

root@ubuntu:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 6.8G 2.9G 3.6G 45% /
none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev 494M 4.0K 494M 1% /dev
tmpfs 101M 792K 100M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 502M 152K 501M 1% /run/shm
none 100M 44K 100M 1% /run/user
/dev/sr0 64M 64M 0 100% /media/ubuntu/VMware Tools
root@ubuntu:~#

If you don’t see “/medi/ubuntu/VMware Tools” Please mount that manually

mount /dev/sr0 /media/ubuntu/VMware\ Tools

Step 3:

root@ubuntu:# cd /media/ubuntu/VMware\ Tools/
root@ubuntu:/media/ubuntu/VMware Tools# ls
manifest.txt VMwareTools-9.2.0-799703.tar.gz
root@ubuntu:/media/ubuntu/VMware Tools# cp VMwareTools-9.2.0-799703.tar.gz /tmp
root@ubuntu:/media/ubuntu/VMware Tools#
root@ubuntu:/media/ubuntu/VMware Tools# cd /tmp
root@ubuntu:/tmp# tar -xzf VMwareTools-9.2.0-799703.tar.gz

Step 4:

root@ubuntu:/tmp# cd vmware-tools-distrib/
root@ubuntu:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# ls
bin doc etc FILES INSTALL installer lib vmware-install.pl
root@ubuntu:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# ./vmware-install.pl
A previous installation of VMware Tools has been detected.The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 4).Keeping the tar4 installer database format.

You have a version of VMware Tools installed. Continuing this install will
first uninstall the currently installed version. Do you wish to continue?
(yes/no) [yes]

Installing VMware Tools.

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin]

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc]

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/init.d]

In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
[/usr/sbin]

In which directory do you want to install the library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware-tools]

[yes]

Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio.

Detected X server version 1.13.3

Distribution provided drivers for Xorg X server are used.

Skipping X configuration because X drivers are not included.

Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
vmware-tools-thinprint start/running
vmware-tools start/running
The configuration of VMware Tools 9.2.0 build-799703 for Linux for this running
kernel completed successfully.

You must restart your X session before any mouse or graphics changes take
effect.

You can now run VMware Tools by invoking “/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd” from the
command line.

To enable advanced X features (e.g., guest resolution fit, drag and drop, and
file and text copy/paste), you will need to do one (or more) of the following:
1. Manually start /usr/bin/vmware-user
2. Log out and log back into your desktop session; and,
3. Restart your X session.

Enjoy,

–the VMware team

Found VMware Tools CDROM mounted at /media/ubuntu/VMware Tools. Ejecting device
/dev/sr0 …
root@ubuntu:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib#

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