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Ubuntu is not a OS supported by VMware so installing vmware tools on Ubuntu is not a easy task.
First You can select to install vmware tools , then mount the cdrom drive on the Ubuntu VM, then copy the tar file to your local hard drive, untar the file, and finallly run ./vmware-install.pl.....WAIT ...WRONG .....it does not work.
First ...First ...you have to make sure you have gcc and make installed ...
#apt-get install gcc make
Then ....the modules will not compile so you will see some errors. You can google and find the patches so then you can compile. Finally you would think all this trouble to get vmware tools installed on Ubuntu .....
However, you can grab this script http://chrysaor.info/scripts/ubuntu904vmtools.sh and executed on your VM and you will get every done .
Thanks to http://chrysaor.info/, this guy is providing Debian, openbsd, and Ubuntu images with vmware tool installed.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Installing vmware tools on Ubuntu 9.04
Posted by Carlos Gomez at 1:53 PM
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I just had some success simply installing the open-vm-tools / open-vm-toolbox that is officially provided on my Ubuntu 9.10 VM.ReplyDelete