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 +====== How To Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu Server ======
  
 +VMware tools can be install using the open-vm-tools package. This will install X-server. If you do NOT wish to install X, see below:
 +
 +===== Install VMware Tools Manually =====
 +
 +Install the support packages VMware Tools needs:
 +<​code>​
 +apt-get install linux-headers-server build-essential
 +</​code>​
 +Choose "​Install VMware tools" from within VMware Workstations. Mount the cdrom.
 +<​code>​
 +mount /dev/cdrom /​media/​cdrom
 +</​code>​
 +Copy the VMware Tools tarball to your home directory
 +<​code>​
 +cp /​media/​cdrom/​VMwareTools-8.8.0-471268.tar.gz ~
 +</​code>​
 +Change to your home directory
 +<​code>​
 +cd ~
 +</​code>​
 +Unzip the tarball
 +<​code>​
 +tar -zxf VMwareTools-8.8.0-471268.tar.gz
 +</​code>​
 +Change directories into the tarball directory
 +<​code>​
 +cd vmware-tools-distrib/​
 +</​code>​
 +Begin the VMware Tools Install.
 +<​code>​
 +./​vmware-install.pl
 +</​code>​
 +You will be asked a bunch of questions. The defaults should work for each. Adjust the kernel modules
 +<​code>​
 +rmmod pcnet32
 +depmod -a
 +modprobe vmxnet
 +</​code>​
 +Restart networking
 +<​code>​
 +/​etc/​init.d/​networking restart
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Reboot the VM.
 +
 +===== Sources =====
 +http://​www.gorillapond.com/​2006/​07/​31/​install-vmware-tools-on-ubuntu/​
howto/how_to_install_vmware_tools_on_ubuntu_server.txt · Last modified: 2012/03/30 00:59 by smark
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