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vmware tools ubuntu 12.04

July 1, 2013

When using Ubuntu server edition with VMWare we have to install the tools using the command line.

First select “Install VMWare Tools” from the menu. Then mount the ISO image and copy the installer.

sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-xxx.tar.gz ~/tmp && cd ~/tmp

tar xvzf VMwareTools-xxx.tar.gz

sudo apt-get install build-essential

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

sudo ./vmware-install.pl

sudo reboot

Now share some folders with the Ubuntu guest OS and view the shares.

ls /mnt/hgfs/