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Installing VMWare Tools in Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

After installing Ubuntu, update everything
sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get -y upgrade

Install build tools
sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-server build-essential

Mount VM Tools virtual CD.


Mount the virtual CD in Ubuntu
sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom
sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Change to the directory and copy the files
cd /media/cdrom
sudo cp VM*.tar.gz /tmp

unTar the archive
cd /tmp
sudo tar xzvf VM*.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib

Run the install script
sudo ./ -d

Unmount CD and reboot
sudo umount /media/cdrom
sudo reboot

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1 Comment

  1. Az on May 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Kudos. Been trying to find a guide for vmtools installs on linux boxes. worked like a charm – thanks!

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