How to: Install VMware Tools in Linux

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Install from ISO

1 Launch VMware Workstation

2 Start the Virtual Machine

3 Right click on the Virtual Machine Name on the tab

4 Click on “Install VMware Tools”

Parameter for “./vmware-install.pl”

-d: Use default/suggested answers for questions

-f: Force install

# Debian/Ubuntu etc.
#Mount to /mnt
sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
#Extract, install
tar -zxvf /mnt/VMwareTools-versionNumber.tar.gz -C ~
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
sudo ./vmware-install.pl -f -d

When done, eject the ISO, reboot the operating system

sudo unmout /mnt
eject
sudo reboot

# CentOS/Fedora/RHEL etc.
#Mount to /mnt
mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
#Extract, install
tar -zxvf /mnt/VMwareTools-versoinNumber.tar.gz -C ~
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
./vmware-install.pl -f -d

Install VMware Tools from Online source/Package Manager

# Debian/Ubuntu etc.
#System without desktop environment
sudo apt install open-vm-tools
 
#System with desktop environment
sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop
# CentOS/Fedora/RHEL etc.
#System without desktop environment
dnf -y install open-vm-tools
or
yum -y install open-vm-tools
 
#System with desktop environment
dnf -y install open-vm-tools-desktop
or
yum -y install open-vm-tools-desktop

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