Saturday, September 24, 2016

Installing VMware Workstation Professional VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.04

It is good practice to get the latest updates before installing VMware Tools. Open terminal and run the following:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo reboot
If the update needs to upgrade the kernel, it is a good idea to reboot the machine before installing the tools so that we are compiling against the correct kernel.

From VMware Workstation menu, do VM | Install VMware Tools....
$ mount cdrom
$ mkdir ~/tmp
$ tar -xvzf /media/u1/VMware\ Tools/VMwareTools-9.9.5-3735633.tar.gz -C ~/tmp
$ cd ~/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
$ sudo ./ -d
$ eject
$ sudo reboot
u1 = is the username, replace it with your username
VMwareTools-9.9.5-3735633.tar.gz = version of VMware Tools in the ISO, change it with what's in /media/<user>/VMware Tools/.

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