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vmware tools install Linux

The first steps are performed on the host, within Workstation menus:

1. Power on the virtual machine.
2. After the guest operating system has started, prepare your virtual machine to install VMware Tools. 

Choose VM > Install VMware Tools.

The remaining steps take place inside the virtual machine.

3. As root (su -), mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image, change to a working directory (for example, /tmp), uncompress the installer, then unmount the CD-ROM image.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

cd /tmp

Note: If you have a previous installation, delete the previous vmware-distrib directory before installing. The default location of this directory is

4. Untar the VMware Tools tar file:

tar zxf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-5.0.0-<xxxx>.tar.gz

umount /dev/cdrom

Where <xxxx> is the build/revision number of the VMware Workstation release.

5. Run the .tar VMware Tools installer:
cd vmware-tools-distrib

Respond to the configuration questions on the screen. Press Enter to accept the default value.

6. Log off of the root account.

vmware tools

The following commands can be used to determine the current running status of VMware Tools, and to stop or start the service:

• /etc/init.d/vmware-tools status
• /etc/init.d/vmware-tools start
• /etc/init.d/vmware-tools stop

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