How-to Install VMWare Tools for Linux Ubuntu 11 Visual Guide

March 11th, 2012 by Regaz
The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Successfully Installing the VMWare Tools on Ubuntu Linux 11 32/64bit Desktop.

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Guide.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Ubuntu 11 on VMWare…

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.

Ubuntu Linux on VMWare
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    Virtual Machine > Install VMWare Tools

    Before to Start the Installation you Need to have the CDRom Unmounted…If Not the Window Containing the Tools will Not Pop-Up.
    If you Need to Unmount/Eject the CDRom go to Places, Open a Window and Eject the CDRom.

  2. After the Window Containing the Tools Should Pop-Up
    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 11 1
  3. Drag the Tools Box is some Location Inside your FileSystem
  4. Find the Tools Box and Double-Click on it to Extract the Content
    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 11 2
  5. Choose your Home Directory as Location and Click on Extract
    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 11 3
  6. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 11 4
  7. Install some Prerequisite Stuff
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Install Needed Packages

    apt-get install make gcc
  8. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
    • Execute Installation Script
      ./vmware-install.pl

      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

      Eventually Answer “Yes” to Enable Load New Kernel Modules at Boot.

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

     

    Installing VMWare Tools on Linux Mint 12 10

  9. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  10. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  11. You Find the VMWare Tools Installation Video on Youtube at: How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Ubuntu Linux Video
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